Breakthrough Brexit deal finally paves way for future trade talks

INDUSTRY NEWS: posted 8 December 2017

A last minute deal has been struck with the EU by Prime Minister Theresa May, in a bid to move Brexit talks on to the next phase.

There will be no "hard border" with Ireland; and EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU, will see their rights protected.

The so-called "divorce bill" will amount to between £35bn and £39bn, Downing Street says.

The European Commission president said it was a "breakthrough" and he was confident EU leaders will approve it.

Read the full story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42277040

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