Brexit talks delayed due to coronavirus

The latest set of Brexit talks will be delayed due to coronavirus. A UK government spokesperson has said: “We will not formally be convening negotiating work strands tomorrow in the way we did in the previous round.”

They said both sides were “fully committed” to the negotiations and were considering “alternative ways to continue discussions, including looking at the possibility of video conferencing or conference calls, and exploring flexibility in the structure for the coming weeks.

The transition period – during which the UK remains in both the EU customs union and single market – ends on 31 December 2020.