How are Spanish companies facing up to the consequencies of Brexit? John Wetherell, professor of Economics at EAE Business School believes they are not. The Spanish authorities are concerned about the apparent lack of urgency with which Spanish companies are facing up to the consequences of Brexit. According to the latest surveys, the fact that the EU’s second economy, its financial centre and second biggest net contributor to the EU budget is leaving is at the bottom of the list of Spanish companies’ priorities at this moment in time. This has come as a surprise given the close relationship that unites Spain and the UK in terms of citizens living in the other country, trade, tourism and FDI. There are probably several quite valid reasons for this situation. The first one would be the difficulty of planning for the unknown. If we consider that often governments pass legislation which has clear implications for businesses and they fail to comply with these new … [Read more...] about ANALYSIS: Why aren’t Spanish companies preparing for Brexit?
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The push to rebuild trust with under 40s THE Tories should be gravely concerned that half of voters under 40 won’t vote for them. At last year’s General Election, this age group abandoned Theresa May in their droves. Her party’s future depends on clawing them back. A poll shows Mrs May has offered little to attract them back. Not being Jeremy Corbyn is not enough. She needs to solve the housing crisis. The number of people renting in their 30s, 40s, and 50s has nearly doubled in the past decade. Home ownership is at a 30-year low. The average home costs almost eight times average earnings, 11 in London. Brickies and nurses need six- figure deposits to get on the ladder. New Housing Secretary James Brokenshire needs to get radical to solve the issue. The Treasury should find the cash to unleash a building programme. Archaic planning laws need to be scrapped, too. The housing crisis cannot be fixed without building on some of the Green Belt. Construction firms who sit … [Read more...] about Tories need to worry that half of under-40s do not want to vote for them as they abandoned Theresa May in last year’s General Election
Polling day in the May 3 local elections for Hillingdon is nearly upon us. This means you'll get the chance to vote for the ward councillors you want to represent you in the borough for the next four years. Voting is vitally important - as councillors make decisions on issues including education, housing, transport, social care and waste. That's why we've rounded up a full list of the candidates - and parties - standing in every ward in Hillingdon ahead of polling day. Hillingdon is strongly Conservative-controlled at the moment and has been for 20 years, but Labour is hopeful of capitalising on the potentially damaging issues of Brexit and austerity and hopes to take more seats in the middle and north of the borough to diminish the Tory majority. Read More News from around Hillingdon They have a major task on their hands to accomplish this though, as the Conservatives currently have 42 seats and Labour just 23. You can cast your votes at polling stations from 7am to 10pm on the day. … [Read more...] about Here’s who you can vote for and how to vote in Hillingdon
TORY MPs last night demanded Theresa May sack her Remainer trade ambassador who voted to stop Britain forging new deals with other countries after Brexit. Baroness McGregor-Smith sparked uproar after voting with Labour to keep Britain tied to Brussels customs and tariff rules, despite being hired by the Trade department to bang the drum for the UK. The Pro-EU businesswoman was one of two dozen Tories that rebelled against the PM’s policy to leave the Customs Union on Wednesday, sparking a humiliating defeat for Mrs May. Her vote came despite the Tory peer serving as a Government Business Ambassador and a powerful adviser at the Department for Education. The Prime Minister’s Business Ambassadors are tasked with drumming up trade for Britain by meeting with foreign governments. If Britain stays in a customs union with the EU it would be unable to forge new deals with other countries around the world. The 43-strong panel is made up of senior business executives and often make … [Read more...] about Tory MPs demand PM fires ‘trade ambassador’ who voted to stop post-Brexit deals with other countries
THE LEADING Remoaner boss of Goldman Sachs - who has trolled Brexiteers since the referendum - now admits leaving the EU is “not as bad as he thought” after all. The investment bank’s CEO Lloyd Blankfein admits he got it wrong on the impact of our historic vote to leave – saying he is surprised there hasn’t been ‘more of a dramatic effect’. Speaking in London today he said: “Cassandra hasn’t been proved right. “Some people would say, ‘hasn’t been proved right, yet’.” According to Politico the 63-year-old American, who said Brexit would “stall” the City, added: “I’m at least wrong in that I thought there would have been a worse outcome by now.” He said the UK economy had “surprised on the upside”, referring to the fact economic data has been better than Project Fear had expected it to be. Mr Blankfein, whose company sponsored the official Remain … [Read more...] about Leading Remoaner boss of Goldman Sachs who has trolled Brexiteers since referendum now admits leaving EU is ‘not as bad as he thought’ after all