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Brexit fallout on UK finance intensifies - think tank

11 March 2019

More than 275 financial firms are moving a combined $1.2 trillion (£925 billion) in assets and funds and thousands of staff from Britain to the European Union in readiness for Brexit at a cost of up to $4 billion

UK lawmakers are due to vote on Tuesday on an EU divorce settlement. But with less than three weeks to go before Brexit day on March 29, it is still unclear whether the deal will be approved, whether departure from the EU will be delayed, or whether it will happen without agreement.

The report by the New Financial think tank, one of the...

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Marked increase in British support for immigration

04 March 2019

There has been a remarkable increase in the UK public’s appreciation of the benefits of immigration since the nation voted in the EU referendum in 2016, according to a new poll.

Almost half of those surveyed believe immigration is positive for the economy

The survey, conducted for the BBC by Ipsos-Mori, found that almost half of the 1,500 respondents now believed immigration had had a positive effect on the country, while only just over a quarter felt it had had a negative effect.

Part of a survey of almost 20,000 people across 27 countries, the results showed that the UK now ranks among...

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