Please see below for today’s update on key Brexit news items:

  • The British government has less than a month to make a concession on the Brexit bill in order to guarantee launching trade talks in December, the Guardian understands. Senior officials in Brussels say talks have stalled since Theresa May’s Florence speech and warn the EU will find it difficult to agree to trade talks at a December summit unless the prime minister offers more on the Brexit divorce settlement. (The Guardian)
  • EU citizens will face much tougher new deportation laws if they commit crimes in the UK after Brexit, the British government has warned. The new standard, which will apply after Brexit, will mean that EU citizens who are sentenced to more than a year in jail will face deportation, according to a new Brexit technical paper. (The Telegraph)
  • Ministers announced on Tuesday that they would publish 58 sectoral studies on the impact of Brexit within the next three weeks without any redactions. Last week the Tory government was ordered by the Speaker to release the information after a defeat on the issue in the House of Commons. Ministers had refused to release the studies, suggesting that their disclosure would undermine Britain’s negotiating stance with the EU. (Financial Times)
  • Philip Hammond, the chancellor, has been warned by Whitehall’s spending watchdog that continuing uncertainty over Brexit could jeopardise the public finances. In a report released on Tuesday, the National Audit Office (NAO) says high levels of government borrowing since the financial crash meant there are already significant risks to the UK’s finances. (The Guardian)