Update on the Brexit Negotiation and the Impact on the Sterling-Euro Rate

 
Update on the Brexit Negotiation and the Impact on the Sterling-Euro Rate

Tensions are rising within the UK Government and doubts are persisting over Prime Minster Theresa May’s ability to deliver Brexit.

In early July, following the much hyped Chequers away day, a supposed ‘soft Brexit’ plan had been proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May. However, despite this, uncertainty remains the key theme as May is under sustained pressure from pro-Brexit MPs who are not happy with the proposal – this had a negative impact on the pound.

US President Donald Trump hasn’t been helping matters either – Mr Trump said that if the UK had a ‘soft Brexit’ that would keep ties with the EU, then a US-UK trade deal might be off the table.

This statement caused a GBP/EUR exchange rate decline because a ‘soft Brexit’ seemed to be exactly what Prime Minister Theresa May had unveiled at a recent Chequers meeting of her cabinet. Trump subsequently said that a US-UK trade deal might be possible whatever the outcome of Brexit.

Time is running out

Aside from having a split cabinet which cannot decide on the future direction, time is running out for the UK Government. May just has three months left before an October deadline to secure an exit deal ahead of the UK’s formal departure in March.

What next?

The summer recess for Parliament is fast approaching – whilst it may seem like this would provide a welcome break for the Government, this also reduces the time for getting common agreement on the negotiating strategy moving forward. Crunch time is looming.

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Mar Bonnin-Palmer is a Senior Key Account Manager at Moneycorp and regular contributor to French Entrée Magazine. During her career as a lawyer based in London dealing mainly with British clients buying a property in Spain, Mar became very familiar with the process of purchasing abroad. Since 2006 she has been fully devoted to foreign exchange, dealing with private individuals and companies that need to make international payments.

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