• EU may offer post-Brexit trade flexibility to help May secure deal: The EU is preparing to help Theresa May build a parliamentary majority for a Brexit deal by offering Downing Street a written commitment to think again about “frictionless trade” if the UK changes its red lines after it leaves the union. A first draft of the EU leaders’ political declaration on a future deal is expected next week. (The Guardian)
  • Aviation regulator ‘rebuffed’ over no-deal Brexit plan: Letters reveal that the UK aviation regulator, the CAA, sought a joint no-deal transition plan with its EU counterpart, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), in July but was rebuffed. The two bodies are yet to begin formal discussions and EASA said that technical talks could not pre-empt political agreement on Brexit. (BBC)
  • £9bn withdrawn from UK company funds since Brexit vote: According to figures from the Investment Association, the asset management trade body, UK retail investors have withdrawn approximately £9bn from funds investing in British companies since the Brexit referendum. Figures for August 2018 also show the first aggregate net loss of investment across all funds available for sale in the UK since the referendum, including those invested overseas. (FT)