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Record UK government surplus in January

Image copyright Getty Images Britain’s public finances have received a big boost ahead of the chancellor’s Spring Statement next month.Income from taxes beat public spending by £14.9bn in January, the largest monthly surplus since records began in 1993, official figures showed.The bumper surplus beat economists’ forecasts of £10bn, and was £5.6bn greater than January 2018.January…

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UK says focus in Brexit talks is now backstop guarantees

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Stephen Barclay is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File PhotoBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s Brexit ministry said after talks in Brussels on Thursday that the focus of negotiations was now on getting new guarantees on the temporary nature of…

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Explainer – Britain’s next Brexit flashpoint: What happens in parliament on February 26-27?

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May faces another trial by parliament next week when she must tell lawmakers what progress she has made in talks with the European Union, as patience in her party wears thin and the risk of a disorderly Brexit rises. A souvenir Union Jack flags flies in the wind…

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Risk of no-deal Brexit has risen – EU’s Timmermans

European Commission first Vice-President Frans Timmermans delivers a speech during a debate on BREXIT after the vote on british Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, January 16, 2019. Right is European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. REUTERS/Vincent KesslerBRUSSELS (Reuters) – The risk of Britain crashing out of…