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Day: October 11, 2020

UK warns businesses to act now on transition preparation
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UK warns businesses to act now on transition preparation

    As the Brexit transition period countdown hits 81 days, the UK’s business secretary Alok Sharma has called on companies to take action now to prepare. Britain's Business Secretary Alok Sharma arrives for a cabinet meeting at the FCO in London, Britain September 22, 2020. Photo: Leon Neal/Pool via Reuters Sharma is due to write to 600,000 businesses on Monday 12 October, emphasising that there is no time to waste to get ready for the UK’s new start. Boris Johnson has said the transition period, due to end at the end of the year, will not be extended. The EU and UK have been negotiating for months on the finer points of the exit agreement. Johnson said the country is committed to exploring every avenue to reach an agreement on Brexit talks, in a phone call to Franc...