0 Have your say British tourists visiting EU countries could be barred from accessing their accounts for Netflix, Spotify and other online entertainment in the event of a no-deal Brexit, a technical paper on copyright has warned. Under the EU-wide ‘portability regulation’ agreed in 2017 and in force since April, citizens can access accounts set up and based in one country while visiting other member states.But the technical notice said: ‘The portability regulation will cease to apply to UK nationals when they travel to the EU.‘This means online content service providers will not be required or able to offer cross-border access to UK consumers under the EU Regulation.‘UK consumers may see restrictions to their online content services when they temporarily visit the EU.’Read More: No-deal Brexit ‘could turn M275 into lorry park’ warns Portsmouth port directorThe Government has also warned that the … [Read more...] about Britons could be banned from accessing Netflix and Spotify accounts while visiting EU countries in no-deal Brexit, Government warns
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News / UK and world by Press Association October 12, 2018, 2:27 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The UK will lose free trade agreements with more than 70 non-EU countries around the world if it leaves without a deal in March next year, the Government has warned. The countries – which account for 12% of the UK’s total trade – are covered by around 40 EU free trade agreements delivering preferential tariffs and enhanced market access. In a document on the implications of failure to reach agreement on an orderly withdrawal, the Department for International Trade (DIT) said: “In the event of a ‘no deal’, EU trade agreements will cease to apply to the UK when we leave the EU.” The document was one of 29 technical papers released by Government departments on Friday, in the final tranche of guidance on preparations for a no-deal Brexit. A total of 104 such papers have now been released. New … [Read more...] about UK to lose trade agreements with over 70 non-EU countries in no-deal Brexit
THERESA May has called the EU’s bluff by insisting there will be no Brexit deal at next week’s leaders’ summit unless it cedes major ground to her. Europe’s leaders have spent days talking up the chances of an agreement at the Brussels meeting next week, which they have dubbed the “moment of truth”, in a bid to bounce Britian. But in a surprise move yesterday with just nine to go, the angry PM threw talks into go-slow mode and accused the EU of being the block. “Big issues” still remain to be resolved and that still “requires movement on the EU side”, No10 insisted. Mrs May is holding out for “a precise future framework” from Brussels over the shape of the UK-EU trade deal to avoid a ‘blind Brexit’. It has emerged that EU negotiators want to fob her off with a brief list of aspirations as short as three pages long. A second sticking point is the EU’s failure to accept a UK wide customs solution as … [Read more...] about Theresa May says there will be no Brexit deal at next week’s summit unless EU leaders concede ‘major ground’
Theresa May's Chequers plan for the UK's post-Brexit relationship with the EU received a pretty brutal rejection at an informal meeting of EU leaders in Salzburg in mid-September.Reports of its demise have revived feverish talk about an alternative "Canada-plus agreement" that would go further than the EU's current deal with Canada. Some Brexiters have thrown their support behind a policy paper from the Institute for Economic Affairs, which makes the case for such an approach. May insists a Canada-plus arrangement would be worse than a no-deal scenario.Both Chequers and Canada-plus propose zero tariffs on all goods traded between the UK and the EU and ostensibly leave the UK free to pursue its own trade policies with other countries. Chequers, however, aims to levy EU tariffs on any goods entering the UK that will ultimately end up in the EU. The general assumption is that after Brexit the UK will lower its tariffs below EU levels either in general or for particular partner countries … [Read more...] about Chequers vs Canada-plus Brexit trade plans – 7 key differences explained
BRITAIN'S historic exit from the European Union is six months away. Theresa May triggered our formal Article 50 exit notification in March 2017 to fire the starting gun on two years of tough negotiations. Here's the lowdown... When was Article 50 triggered? As of 12.30pm on March 29 2017, the UK was set on a course to leave the EU by March 29, 2019. The PM sent an official letter invoking Article 50 to be delivered to Donald Tusk. It came after May quashed a Tory revolt after passing a law to authorise Brexit following a marathon five-week battle with Parliament. The Lords had earlier defied the PM by adding two changes to the bill which would guarantee the rights of EU citizens and ensure Parliament has a vote on the final deal - but the Commons threw out these conditions. The Lords backed down after the Commons vote, agreeing not to tamper with the landmark power - ordered by the Supreme Court - for a second time, ending the constitutional stand-off. What is … [Read more...] about What is Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, how did it start the Brexit process and when will Britain leave the EU?