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Suggested resources from Information the Services and Library Team


Brexit  - a blend of British (or Britain) and exit. 
A referendum - a vote in which everyone (or nearly everyone) of voting age can take part - was held on Thursday 23 June, 2016, to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union. Leave won by 51.9% to 48.1%. The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million people voting. The UK is scheduled to leave at 11pm UK time on Friday, 29 March 2019.(BBC)
Keeping up to date with Brexit and its ramifications is an enormous task. Here we suggest some useful sources; both free and subscribed.

Global news

LBS students have access to the Financial Times (FT.Com) link to register.
Use the Brexit topic and myFT  tools to follow this topic (and others) and to receive alerts.

Students also have access to the Economist. For more guidance go to our News guide.

Factiva is an LBS subscribed resource – available on and off campus. It covers global newspapers, news wires and trade and professional/business titles including the Financial Time  and the Wall Street Journal.

  • Set a date range
  • Enter  Brexit  in the top search box
  • Go to More Options and change the drop down to Headline
  • Use the Industry option if you are looking at a specific industry
  • Go to the Source option if you want to limit to specific industry press (finance,  agriculture etc)
  • Or under Source you can select regional titles or narrow right down to individual titles: WSJ , Financial Times, etc.

Bloomberg and Brexit

In Bloomberg search for Brexit to see the range of options:

NI BREXITU - for Bloomberg Brexit Update 
BI BREXG    -  for the Bloomberg Intelligence Brexit Dashboard

Brexit and UK industries

The IBISWorld database provides a short Brexit Impact Statement for each of its UK sector reports.

‚ÄčStatista contains plenty of statistics infographics on all aspects of Brexit. It also produces dossiers/reports such as:

  • The Brexit Factbook – Comprehensive statistics and facts about Brexit
  • Brexit relocation of London Banks 
  • EU opinions on Brexit and the pharmaceutical industry

Free News Sources

Web - free sources
Try the suggested trusted sources below. There may be a limit on the number of articles you can read for free from these websites.

Google news is a news aggregator that delivers articles from thousands of publishers and magazines.
Search for keywords: Brexit or Brexit negotiations.

Selected free sources of research, opinion, and analysis.

UK Sources

Brexit: research and analysis
Parliament’s analysis of how leaving the EU will affect different policy areas in the UK.

Cabinet department responsible for overseeing negotiations to leave the EU and establishing the future relationship between the UK and EU.
British Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU)

Parliament Research Briefings
Here you can locate a range of different publications by the House of Commons and House of Lords and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).

Centre for European Reform
The London based Centre for European Reform is a non-affiliated think-tank devoted to making the European Union work better. 

Chatham House (Royal Institute for International Affairs)
Conferences, comment and videos on Brexit by the renowned London based policy Institute.

European / EU sources

Brexit negotiations
The EU Brexit taskforce - Article 50 negotiation process and principles for the UK’s departure from the European Union.

EU publications on Brexit
Lists publications covering the challenges faced by different sectors  and policy areas.

EU Press releases and statements by EU officials on Brexit

Bruegel is the European think tank that specialises in economics. Established in 2005, it is independent and non-doctrinal.

Open Europe
Open Europe is “a non-partisan and independent policy think tank, providing an intellectual framework for thinking about Britain’s new relationship with the European Union and its role in the world.”

EURACTIV is an independent pan-European media network specialised in EU policies. Just search for Brexit..