British retail sales unexpectedly fell on the month in August after shoppers bought less online than the month before when major sales promotions encouraged them to splash out, official figures showed on Thursday.
Business groups have signalled that they’re losing patience with UK politicians as MPs reject the negotiated Brexit deal and rule out a no-deal exit altogether, but the government insists no-deal is still an option.
Online retailer Amazon will create more than 1,000 apprenticeship roles in Britain over the next two years, indicating the country's imminent departure from the European Union is not deterring it from investing.
Britain and Switzerland will sign an agreement on Monday to continue trading on preferential terms after Brexit, the British trade department said, protecting a trade relationship worth 32 billion pounds.
Furious companies facing weeks more uncertainty over an ever closer Brexit lashed out at politicians on Wednesday, and warned of catastrophic job losses if Britain failed to secure a withdrawal deal with the EU.