29 Nov 2017

UK could pay £50bn Brexit divorce bill

Political Editor

Britain’s Brexit divorce bill could be almost £50bn. Theresa May insisted today that negotiations are still going on, but it looks like that is what Britain could promise to pay the EU in order to move the talks on to the crucial question of future trading arrangements. The pressure is on for a deal to be struck by early next week. And Mrs May is due to meet the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, in Brussels on Monday.