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Companies prepare for disorderly Brexit as May fails to get talks on track

Big supermarkets such as Tesco and Sainsbury's have been working with suppliers to identify potential delays, shortages or price rises

Reuters  |  London 

Big companies are stepping up their plans in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal as Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to get talks back on track after a major setback. Britain is aiming to agree with the EU on Dec. 14 to move the Brexit talks on to the second phase. This would focus on trade and a two-year transition deal to smooth the departure after March 2019. But the timetable has been thrown into doubt after discussions broke down in Brussels on Monday. Senior executives in the financial services sector, which accounts for about 12 percent of ...

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 16:41 IST
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