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Europe – invest and connect

AG Editor, Laura Evans, and Adjacent Oil and Gas Editor, Katy Edgington attended the 7th European Regions and Cities Summit in Bratislava. Here they report on the 2 day event and how investment and collaboration is key for Europe to move forward… A week after Slovakia took over the Presidency...

High court told Article 50 will not be triggered this year

During legal proceedings, government lawyers have said it is unlikely Article 50, the mechanism that will allow the UK to withdraw from the EU, will be triggered this year... Prime Minister Theresa May is not likely to trigger Article 50 this year, according to government lawyers. Jason Coppel QC, said the UK...

IFS says pensioners prosper while income falls for young people

Young people have seen a drop income, with pensioners seeing an increase, according to a new report from the IFS… According to the think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) pensioners are the least likely group to suffer income poverty. The report from the IFS indicated that the largest drop...
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Theresa May reshuffles cabinet as she takes office

In the past 24 hours new Prime Minister Theresa May has been making ministerial appointments. AG looks at who is in and who is out… As Theresa May settles into her new position as Prime Minister she undoubtedly has a monumental task ahead of her. Negotiating Britain’s exit from the...

Post-referendum: A view from terra incognito

Dr Julian Francis discusses the aftermath of the vote and the legal basis under which the UK must consider the ramifications of the EU Referendum results... As fallout from the recent referendum has begun to settle, I now find myself in a strange land trying desperately to look for some familiar land...
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Theresa May vows to put working people first

Theresa May to put the Conservatives “at the service” of working people as she becomes the last woman standing in the race for Tory leader and PM… The shock stepdown of David Cameron in the aftermath of the EU referendum has left an opening for the most coveted role in...

Bratislava Declaration aims to secure funding for EU regions

As politicians from across the EU meet this weekend for the biannual European Summit of the Regions, the Slovak Presidency presents the Bratislava Declaration… The largest event of the historic first Slovak Presidency of the European Union is taking place in the country’s capital this weekend. To coincide with the...

Council house building needs renaissance

The Local Government Association has called for action to help meet the future demand of council housing… Research published by the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed some four million people will need access to affordable housing in the future. This will be the case even if the country achieves...

George Osborne moves to reassure the UK markets

This morning George Osborne made a statement assuring the UK the government would move to strengthen the economy and that Britain is still open for business… After a weekend of silence, Chancellor George Osborne has finally made a statement reassuring the nation in the wake of the EU referendum vote. The...
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Vote in the country, continent cut off!

Julian Francis, Director of Policy and External Affairs, ACE discusses what the aftermath of the EU referendum vote means for the UK... In the dawn light after the night before, the UK is waking up to the realisation that we have voted to leave the European Union and end a forty three...

Was David Cameron right to step down as PM?

David Cameron announced earlier this morning he would step down as PM, but is this decision the right one?... This morning has been a whirlwind of activity as the nation comes to terms with the outcome of the referendum vote. Speaking from Downing Street this morning, David Cameron revealed he would...

UK votes to leave the EU but must look to the future

The UK must focus on the future in the wake of the EU referendum vote and concentrate on maintaining its position as a global leader… This morning the nation—and indeed the world—is coming to terms with the fact the public voted to leave the European Union. The UK is now...

Investing in scientists of the future

AG Editor, Laura Evans highlights new investments for UK science and what Minister for Science and Universities, Jo Johnson thinks a Brexit could mean for our status in this arena… The UK has developed some keystone discoveries in science, including: hydrogen by Henry Cavendish, and penicillin by Alexander Fleming, and...
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European politicians call for their own referendums

Politicians across Europe are calling for their own referendums into EU membership… As the UK starts to vote for whether it should remain a member of the EU, a revolution could be simmering across other member states. Politicians in Italy, France, the Netherlands, and Denmark are reportedly calling for referendums of...

EU Referendum: the final countdown

Tomorrow the UK will head to the polling stations to decide whether or not to remain in the EU. The decision is a monumental one that has the ability to change the political landscape of our nation for many generations to come. Whether you are voting in or out...

Business leaders throw their support behind remain

Major heads of businesses and industry have come out in support of the Remain campaign… With only a few days until the EU referendum vote top bosses have come out in support of remaining in the EU. The list of supporters includes Sir Richard Branson, chair of the Premier League Richard...

EU Referendum: Farage on the Thames and the economy

With a week to go until the vote, the pressure is really on both sides to make a final push to get supporters on board. Vote Leave tried to alleviate some concerns regarding the fate of EU grants, providing assurances these would continue to be paid out in the...

8 ways the referendum vote could affect your business costs

Phil Foster, Managing Director of Love Energy Savings outlines what impact the EU referendum vote could have on businesses... British history is about to be made, and despite the 23rd June Referendum being on the horizon, we have no clue as to which way the public will be voting. This uncertainty extends...

EU Referendum: the economy and immigration

As the referendum vote draws nearer, AG’s Sean Heath discusses why remaining is good for the economy and why leaving won't fix concerns about immigration... The economy and immigration. These seem to be the major battlegrounds of the Brexit debate. Yet having done a little research on both areas, concrete facts about what...

EU Referendum: votes, property, and fish and chips

With the vote now only two weeks away, the EU Referendum campaigns are hotting up. In the week where the deadline to register to vote was extended by a day, due to website issues, we also saw a Tory MP change sides from Leave to Remain. Over the last few...

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