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Brexit; MPs to ask about the cost of Brexit

The-BLA-brexit-BRITISH-LANDLORD-ASSOCIATION-FREEBritish citizens will need a visa to visit the EU

The European Commission will decide next month whether British citizens will need a visa to visit the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

A draft agenda for the college of commissioners, effectively the EU’s cabinet, shows the body will consider whether “to place the UK on either the ‘visa required’ list of third countries or the ‘visa free’ list”.

The meeting, scheduled for 13 November, is part of the EU’s Brexit preparedness planning, which it last week pledged to step up after talks to sign a withdrawal agreement hit a wall.

MPs to ask about the cost of Brexit

John Redwood, Conservative MP for Wokingham, asked an urgent question in the House of Commons on the cost of staying in EU Customs Union and the cost of the draft withdrawal agreement.

Following the Government’s ongoing exit negotiations with the European Union on Brexit, Mr Redwood asked the Government to state the additional cost of staying in the customs union, and an updated estimate of the total cost of the current draft of the withdrawal agreement.

The question was responded to by Treasury Minister John Glen who stated that “in December, we estimated the size of the [withdrawal agreement] settlement to be between £35-39 billion, using reasonable assumptions and publicly available data.”

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