Week ahead 19th June

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The last few weeks have been fairly hectic, with a steady stream of data releases – inflation, labour market conditions, trade data and manufacturing output - all grabbing our attention, not to mention the fallout from the general election. As a result this week looks a little bare. However there is one particular note of interest that the whole country will be keeping their eye on…

Brexit Negotiations

Yes, today marks the day that formal Brexit negotiations with the EU will begin. After the inconclusive general election result, this date had been put in some doubt. However, the government last week confirmed that talks will commence, with Brexit secretary David Davies leading the negotiations in Brussels. The objective of these talks, let alone the outcome are uncertain, but with less than two years until the UK’s official departure date, securing a deal that supports industry is of great importance.

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