Politics

Government to shut Brexit department on 31 January

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government department is led by Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay The Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) will be closed down on 31 January – Brexit deadline day. The government department, led by Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay, oversaw negotiations between the UK and EU on the exit […]

Business

Retail sales fall sharply in November

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Retail sales fell in November as shoppers continued to keep a tight grip on spending amid uncertainty about Brexit and ahead of December’s election. Monthly retail sales fell by 0.6% in November, with only household goods stores reporting growth, the Office for National Statistics said. It is the fourth month […]