Brexit

  • BREXIT Post-Weekend European Reaction

    Just over 72 hours after the Brexit referendum, politicians and business far and wide spent the weekend reflecting on the outcome and attempting to anticipate the implications and next steps. In the United Kingdom, the result continues to impact political parties across the divide and throughout the whole of the country. Further developments lie in…

  • FTI Consulting EU 2016 Outlook

    The EU is going through something of an existential crisis and 2016 will arguably be the most critical year in its history. Challenges range from refugees and migration to the Brexit referendum and growing anti-EU sentiment and populism in many member states. At the same issues like tax, the Digital Single Market, the circular economy…

  • A tale of subsidies and regulation: Britain’s farmers and Brexit

    Brexit is the hot topic in Brussels, especially since last week’s plan from European Council President Donald Tusk on how to avoid it. While much time and effort has been spent lobbying the British public, one influential group has yet to officially make up its mind: British farmers. While British farmers as an electorate will…

  • Strasbourg Diary #4: Special Edition, part 1 – Brexit: has EU integration reached its limit?

    Just two weeks ago, MEPs attended the first European Parliament (EP) plenary session of 2016. Two weeks later and with a few exceptions, the main focus of discussions was unchanged: Brexit and the refugee crisis. The plenary began much like all the others. The bell rang at 16:55 on Monday to announce the first item…

  • Brexit: the views of Cameron’s counterparts

    With a referendum definitely on the cards, Brexit has become a distinct possibility. In 2014 David Cameron managed to win the Scottish referendum to keep one union together – will he be able win another to keep Britain in the EU? Keeping his EU partners on side will be key – but what are their…

  • The impact of Brexit on Financial Services

    By the end of 2017, David Cameron has promised a referendum on whether Britain will choose to remain a member of the EU or seek a withdrawal. This paper assesses the consequences a Brexit would have on the City of London, the lifeblood of the British economy. In this briefing paper FTI Consulting’s financial services team…

  • EU attitudes

     FTI Consulting recently completed EU Research with the general population in Estonia, France, Germany, Sweden & the UK in order to seek their view on EU related issues. This is particularly timely given the UK’s own drive for EU reform and inevitable referendum, as well as instability in the Euro primarily as a result of the…

  • EU renegotiations – What should we realistically expect

    FTI Consulting UK Public Affairs Snapshot – UK EU Renegotiation With the Conservatives now safely back in office for another five years and their pledge to hold a referendum on EU membership now a reality, speculation has turned to what form the government’s renegotiation will take. Will the Prime Minister deliver meaningful change or leave…

  • The Labour Party and its relationship with business

    It is widely accepted that the Labour Party lost the support of the business community ahead of the 2015 general election. While Labour did not only lose the election because of its relationship with business, a lack of credibility around the economy was absolutely fundamental to the failed campaign and the collective voice of business…

  • Shaping the Capital Markets Union

    To date the market for bonds, stocks and derivatives remains highly fragmented along national borders. Barriers to a genuine European capital market range from the high administrative cost to access capital markets and national limitations to what assets pension funds can invest in, to the general lack of trust of retail investors in financial markets…

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