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Everything you need to know about Brexit

As voters decided that Britain should not remain in the European Union (EU), and Prime Minister David Cameron announced he would step down by October, commentary continues around the financial, economic, political and legal implications of a British exit (Brexit).

A British exit from the EU will rock the Union, already shaken by differences over migration and the future of the eurozone, by ripping away its second-largest economy, one of its top two military powers and by far its richest financial center.

Reuters multimedia team delivers unmatched coverage up to, during and after the June 23 vote which could determine the 21st century fate of the United Kingdom, the wealth of the City of London and the future shape of the West.

Follow the action:

  • Asia-Pacific news event – Morning after market reactions and business insights as the result unfolds. Sign up to attend in person (Hong Kong) or to access the live stream.
  • In-depth coverage of the political, economic and financial impact of the vote from London and world capitals
  • Reuters photographers will be on the ground providing full coverage at polling stations, and key counts and events
  • Graphics showcasing the running tally of votes, as well as a map of how each of the regions voted

Follow the live blog and multimedia coverage on, get agenda-setting commentary with Reuters Breakingviews, and keep up with the story on Facebook and Twitter (@ReutersUK and @ReutersLobby using #Brexit and #EURef).

Bring yourself up to speed

At Thomson Reuters we’ve been covering Brexit for months from a myriad of angles to deliver comprehensive and compelling coverage.

In addition to Reuters ongoing deep, multimedia, unrivaled Brexit coverage and scoops, check out this Reuters Investigates special report, “In EU referendum, floating voters may hold Britain’s future in their hands.” Discover analysis, interactive polling data, photos and an in-depth look at both sides of the debate.

“It’s a binary choice, but not a simple one. Instead it’s shot through with feelings about nationhood, identity and culture, as well as economics.”

Before 2016 had even begun, Reuters Breakingviews provided a fictionalized account of a Britain where Prime Minister David Cameron had backed the campaign to leave the European Union. Purportedly written by a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Breakingviews chronicled the events in the month after UK voters decided to leave the EU – an imagined vision of a weakened pound, a stalling economy and mountains of unsold pork pies.

Brexit calculator

Also, try your hand at the special Brexit calculator the Breakingviews team produced back in March, attempting to synthesize some economic and less scientific data points into one indicator.

How could Brexit impact industry professionals?

In April, we hosted a special event at our Canary Wharf office in London debating if Brexit would be bad news for bankers and lawyers. Moderated by Reuters Editor-at-Large Axel Threlfall, we were joined by featured panelists Mark Boleat, chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee of the City of London Corporation; Eric Phillips, professional support lawyer and member of the pro-Brexit group Lawyers for Britain; Rhodri Thompson, QC; and Lord Norman Lamont, former chancellor and vice president of the Eurosceptic Bruges Group.

View the full debate.

Our Practical Law team has been further exploring Brexit’s impact on the legal industry by producing a EU Referendum resources guide, as well as a comprehensive EU Survival toolkit to help understand and research EU law. Check out practitioners’ reactions on the shorter and longer term implications of the referendum result.

Earlier this month, our Intellectual Property and Science business contributed data and analysis for a new study published by the Royal Society, the UK’s independent scientific academy. It showed how Brexit would affect the mobility of UK-based scientists and their collaborations.

And, throughout the past several months, subject matter experts from across Thomson Reuters have been exploring Brexit’s impact from multiple perspectives, such as the:

  • Implication for asset managers
  • Impact on the UK funds industry
  • Changes for regulators
  • Risks to the UK economy
  • Outlook for FX markets, and
  • What it could mean for financial services and companies across Europe   

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