What can we expect from the Malta Budget?

What a way to start the week – settling down to watch one of the major events of the year that affects your finances. We’ll find out the government’s plans for tax and spending for the year ahead on Monday night. Here’s your essential guide from 89.7 Bay.   When is the Budget? The big […]

How will a no-deal Brexit affect you in Malta?

Malta has set up a special Brexit helpline amid growing concerns that the island will be hit hard if Britain crashes out of the EU at the end of the month. The service on 153 has been launched to help Maltese people and businesses with close ties to the UK prepare for the possibility of […]

Boris Johnson named new Conservative Party leader

Boris Johnson is preparing to move into Downing Street after winning the Tory leadership contest. He beat rival Jeremy Hunt by a clear margin of 92,153 votes to 46,656. The new British Prime Minister-in-waiting will start drawing up his first Cabinet reshuffle after getting the traditional desk-thumping welcome from Conservative MPs. The former UK Foreign Secretary […]

WATCH: Boris dodges the same question 26 times

Boris Johnson has dodged questions about a ‘staged’ photograph with his girlfriend as he took questions during a live radio phone-in. An image of the former London mayor with Carrie Symonds appeared on the front pages of the British newspapers on Tuesday morning. The couple first hit the headlines last week after neighbours called the […]

WATCH: Donald Trump admits he ‘feels bad’ for Theresa May

Donald Trump has admitted he ‘feels bad’ for Theresa May despite repeatedly criticising her over Brexit. The US President – who will visit London before Mrs May officially steps down on June 7 – paid tribute to the departing prime minister  at the White House. Despite taking previously aim at Mrs May for her handling […]

WATCH: Emotional Theresa May cries as she resigns

Theresa May has broken down in tears as she announced she will resign as British Prime Minister on June 7 after failing to deliver her Brexit deal. Speaking outside Downing Street this morning, she outlined her plan to quit after facing increasing calls from within her own party and the opposition benches to step down. […]

Six million sign online petition to cancel Brexit

A petition calling on the British government to cancel Brexit has passed six million signatures. The Revoke Article 50 petition, due to be debated by MPs at Westminster on Monday, is the best-supported proposal in the history of the House of Commons. Rejecting the often-repeated claim that EU withdrawal is ‘the will of the people’, […]

EU agrees to delay Brexit

EU leaders have agreed a plan which will delay Brexit from March 29 until May 22, so long as MPs approve the Prime Minister’s withdrawal deal next week. However, leaders added that if Theresa May’s deal is not approved in the “third meaningful vote” next week, the UK has until April 12 to declare its […]

EU chief shares Brexit letter from six-year-old girl

A little girl from London has written a touching letter to EU chief Donald Tusk, saying that Britain and Europe ‘should be friends’ despite Brexit. Sophie, 6, told the European Council President that although the UK will be leaving the EU, she hopes that everyone can get along. Mr Tusk shared an image of the […]

Theresa May promises MPs a vote on delaying Brexit

Theresa May has told the House of Commons if her Brexit deal is rejected, MPs will be offered two separate votes by March 13 on whether the UK leaves with no-deal or delays Brexit beyond March 29. Speaking in the House of Commons she made three promises to MPs. A meaningful vote on her deal […]

Theresa May thanks Malta for Brexit promise to expats

Theresa May has thanked Malta for reassuring concerned British expats living in the Maltese Islands they ‘have nothing to worry about’ after Brexit. A Downing Street spokesman said: ‘Mrs May thanked Joseph Muscat for the assurances on residency and rights that he has given to UK nationals living in Malta in the event of no deal. […]

Supermarkets warn no-deal Brexit will cause soaring prices

Leading retailers have warned a no-deal Brexit will cause ‘significant disruption’ to food supplies across Britain. A letter to MPs, signed by bosses from Sainsbury’s, Asda, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Lidl, McDonald’s and KFC, warned about empty shelves and soaring prices if the UK crashes out of the EU. They warned that Britain relies on […]

Brits will have to pay €7 to enter Malta after Brexit

British holidaymakers will have to pay €7 to visit Malta if Brexit goes ahead. The new fee will take effect in 2021, as soon as the EU’s free movement laws no longer apply in the UK. The European Commission also confirmed that Brits will have to complete a European Travel Information and Authorization System application […]

Malta’s Prime Minister ‘feels sorry’ for Theresa May

Malta’s prime minister has admitted he ‘feels sorry’ for Theresa May as she lurches from one Brexit crisis to the next. Joseph Muscat was speaking after holding talks with his UK counterpart at the European Council meeting in Brussels. He revealed he has ‘a lot of admiration’ for Mrs May’s determination to battle on to […]

Malta will remain ‘Britain’s best friend’ after Brexit

Joseph Muscat has said Malta will remain ‘Britain’s best friend’ in Europe after Brexit. The Prime Minister was speaking in Parliament in Valletta on Monday night. He said Malta would be ‘the most UK-friendly nation in the EU’ after Britain formally leaves the European Union on March 29, 2019. Dr Muscat also praised Theresa May […]

Malta business chiefs welcomes Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Maltese business leaders have welcomed the EU decision to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Studies show Malta is likely to be one of the hardest hit nations by Britain’s decision to leave the European Union next year. The UK has been Malta’s strongest ally around the EU negotiating table for years. Meanwhile, Maltese students wanting […]