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Britain's Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove.

Michael Gove says he would scrap VAT after Brexit if he is elected Conservative leader

Michael Gove proposed replacing the 20 per cent tax on goods with a "lower, simpler, sales tax" after Britain has left the European Union.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

Theresa May could quit next week as ministers plot an emergency replacement

Senior ministers are set to tell Theresa May to resign next week, reports say, with Michael Gove being lined up as a caretaker prime minister.
A forklift truck moves wooden pallets at the Port of Southampton on February 10, 2019 in Southampton, England.

No-deal Brexit panic after ministers realize the UK doesn’t have the right pallets for exporting to the EU

Exclusive: The UK doesn't have the right pallets to continue exporting to the EU in a no-deal Brexit, ministers told industry leaders.

Theresa May is on the brink of a no confidence vote after Conservative MPs reject her Brexit deal

The prime minister is facing more ministerial resignations as Westminster reacts to her draft Brexit deal with the European Union.

Michael Gove has been privately pushing a plan to keep Britain in the single market

The environment secretary discussed the possibility of the UK remaining within the European Economic Area at a dinner with moderate Tory MPs, according to a report. One MP who attended the meeting said: "He was steering the conversation towards the EEA idea. There’s no doubt about that."
Theresa May addresses members of her cabinet at an all-day Brexit session in Chequers, the Prime Minister's country retreat in Buckinghamshire.

One detail from Theresa May’s Brexit summit shows how tough it will now be for a hard Brexit to survive

A pointed statement from Theresa May saying she will reimpose "collective responsibility" on her cabinet means that many backers of an abrupt divergence from the European Union will find themselves effectively silenced.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

Michael Gove warns Theresa May not to delay Britain’s exit from the customs union

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said he would not in any circumstances support extended membership of the customs union amid talk of Britain remaining inside the institution beyond the 20-month transition period.
EU's chief Brexit negotiator Barnier attends an EU's General Affairs Council in Brussels

Michel Barnier says Britain must stay permanently bound to EU regulations after Brexit if it wants a trade deal

Barnier said the EU would be 'extremely vigilant' in policing any attempts for the UK to cut its rules and regulations in a bid to gain a competitive advantage.

Theresa May pledges to scrap all plastic waste by 2042

The prime minister will announce new measures to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste in 25 years.
Environment secretary Michael Gove.

One government department is recruiting 1,200 new full-time staff to cope with Brexit, showing the scale of the challenge

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is "under significant strain" from the task, according to a new report.