The government was "absolutely determined to change the immigration system, end the complexity of the immigration system, have simpler rules, have a points-based system where we can absolutely have people that bring the right kind of skills for our labour market", she said. … [Read more...] about Brexit: Zero tariff, zero quota aim for trade talks, says Barclay
The Labour MP's Glasgow North-West constituency has the largest amount of single women pensioners in the UK, many of whom are in fuel poverty, spending a 10th of their income on heating. He said: "I wish the Tory MPs who like to bang on about Europe in the chamber would get up in the house and take this government to account for the fact that in other European countries they have been paying less for their energy. I bet they would find more constituents who are more concerned about their energy bills, than any parliamentary bill on Europe." … [Read more...] about Ofgem could demand uniform tariff
Barclay said: “The key issue is that we will have control of our rules, we will not be a rule-taker, we will not diverge for the sake of diverging, we start from a position of alignment. But the key opportunity is that we will be able to set our standards, high standards, on workers’ rights, on the environment, on state aid as part of that trade policy.” … [Read more...] about Brexit secretary says UK will set out trade talk aims by early February
The UK and the US are at odds over European plans to levy a two per cent digital services tax on large technology companies, most of which are American. The UK believes firms such as Google and Facebook should pay taxes for benefits they receive in Britain. But the US has described such a tax as arbitrary and threatened the UK with a reciprocal levy on British car sales. The US has also warned that a trade deal with post-Brexit Britain might be harder to agree if a digital tax were levied. … [Read more...] about US-UK relations: Is London toughening its stance with Washington?
Why China is under pressure to make a trade deal US-China trade war in 300 words Firms look to new factories as tariffs bite However, the indictment focuses on the alleged theft of US technology, which has been a major sticking point in trade negotiations. … [Read more...] about Huawei denies wrongdoing after US criminal charges