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Mobile firms urged to avoid roaming charges in event of no-deal Brexit

"On the other hand, the technical paper at least clarifies that claimants pursuing claims for damages in United Kingdom courts, based on decisions of the European Commission or member state competition authorities that are made before Brexit, will be able to bring those claims in United Kingdom courts", Davis said.

"What is being talked about is a completely unacceptable set of arrangements, which just seem to be becoming inevitable", Michael Russell said.

"For example, it may not be possible for businesses or organisations which now host Galileo and EGNO ground infrastructure to continue to do so".

And he took a swipe at businesses, such as John Lewis, saying: "I think it's probably rather easy at this moment in time for any business that isn't doing rather well to point to Brexit".

"The main change for businesses will be that, in some cases, mergers that now meet the relevant EU thresholds will be reviewed by both the Competition and Markets Authority and the European Commission", the government said.

At a ministerial meeting to discuss the preparations, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned that British house prices would fall by 35 percent over three years in the event of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, The Times newspaper reported.

Speaking ahead of the publications Raab said: "With six months to go until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, we are stepping up our 'no deal" preparations so that Britain can continue to flourish, regardless of the outcome of negotiations.

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"There's no deal without the whole deal", he wrote.

He said the government wanted a good agreement, but added: "It will require our European Union friends to match the ambition and pragmatism we have demonstrated. That is why we must have a people's vote on the final Brexit deal".

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He added that "getting a deal with the European Union is still by far and away the most likely outcome".

In an interview with BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, the Brexit secretary said the government was trying to give the "reassurance that consumers need" on the issue of mobile phone roaming charges but admitted that European operators could pass on charges.

"Businesses now face the frustration of yet another wait for further answers", BCC Director General Adam Marshall said.

"Firms still need greater precision from the government in order to be able to plan ahead with confidence", he said.

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