FG pledge free GP care for under 16s
Fine Gael's election manifesto will pledge to introduce free GP care for all children under 16 if the party is re-elected to government. The election pledge comes as Health Minister Simon Harris prepares to announce he has received government approval to legislate for free GP care for all children under 13.
What is Brexit ? Brexit - British exit - refers to the UK leaving the EU . Leave won by 52% to 48%. The referendum turnout was very high at 72%, with more than 30 million people voting Brexit was originally due to happen on 29 March 2019. That was two years after then Prime Minister Theresa
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- Brexit will soon have cost the UK more than its combined total of payments to the EU budget over the past 47 years.
- Bloomberg Economics found the cost of the UK's vote to leave has already reached £130 billion.
- A further £70 billion is likely to be added by the end of 2020, economist Dan Hanson found.
- Business confidence and investment in the UK has dipped significantly since the 2016 vote.
Brexit will have cost the UK more than £200 billion in lost economic growth by the end of this year - a figure which almost eclipses the total amount the UK will have paid towards the EU budget over the past 47 years.
€1m to buy free school books for 15,000 pupils
More than 15,000 primary pupils in the most disadvantaged areas are to get free school books in a new €1m initiative. A grant, which is being paid to 102 schools, will bring to €85 the amount available for each pupil, an increase of €64 on the subsidy paid under the existing Department of Education books grant scheme for pupils in schools serving disadvantaged communities. The 15,000 pupils set to benefit from the initiative represent about 3pc of the primary school population. Announcing what he described as a pilot scheme, Education Minister Joe McHugh said the aim was "to provide school books for these children and their families, and we hope to build on this".
How much money the UK will have to pay the EU in order to break the partnership - that's about £39bn. What will happen to UK citizens living elsewhere in Media captionAdam Fleming summarises the Brexit agreement in one minute(ish). It also includes a transition period, which has been agreed to
Brexit : What happens now? By Peter Barnes Senior elections and political analyst, BBC News. The UK wants as much access as possible for its goods and services to the EU . If no trade deal has been agreed and ratified by the end of the year , then the UK faces the prospect of tariffs on exports
According to research by Bloomberg Economics, the cost of the UK's vote to leave has already reached £130 billion, with a further £70 billion likely to be added by the end of 2020.
The analysis, carried out by economist Dan Hanson, found that business uncertainty has caused the UK's economic growth to lag behind that of other G7 countries since the 2016 vote.
That means the British economy is now 3% smaller than it would have been if the UK had not voted to leave the EU.
Figures from the House of Commons library put the UK's total projected contribution towards the EU budget between 1973 and 2020 at £215 billion after adjusting for inflation.
That means the combined cost of leaving since 2016 is likely soon to eclipse the combined cost of the EU's budget payments, which were a central part of the Leave campaign's case for Brexit in the first place.
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Both the UK and the EU need to approve and sign the withdrawal agreement. Visiting the EU . To visit Europe after Brexit there are things you need to do before you travel. For example, you will need to check your passport, get travel insurance which covers healthcare, and get the right driving documents.
This article is more than 1 year old. Major new analysis shows most constituencies now have majority who want to Remain. People across the UK have witnessed the last two years of uncertainty with dismay and are thinking differently Our research shows that the deal must be put to the people.
The UK is set to leave the EU on January 31 after Boris Johnson's election victory in December. But business confidence and investment has dipped, meaning annualised economic growth has fallen from 2% to 1%.
"As the U.K. comes to terms with its new trading relationship with the EU and grapples with the productivity challenge that has hindered growth since the financial crisis, the annual cost of Brexit is likely to keep increasing," Hanson told Bloomberg.
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Brexit deal becomes UK law, paving way for EU departure next week .
Boris Johnson's Brexit deal has officially become UK law, paving the way for the country to leave the EU next week. The prime minister's Withdrawal Agreement Act was signed off by the Queen on Thursday after completing its journey through parliament.Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans announced the news to MPs on Thursday afternoon.It marks the UK clearing one of the final key hurdles on its path to leaving the EU on 31 January. © Getty Boris Johnson's election win handed him a large Tory majority Brussels still needs to take a few more steps for it to formalise the agreement in international law.