Brexit: Broad agreement to pay more as UK leaves, the BBC understands

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There is broad agreement among ministers that the government should increase its financial offer to the EU as the UK leaves, the BBC understands.

But this is only in return for the EU moving on in December to talks about a future trade deal and an implementation phase after the UK’s departure in 2019.

And there was no substantial discussion of possible amounts that could be paid at a cabinet committee meeting.

The meeting was held to try to make progress on stalled Brexit talks.

The BBC understands there were tensions at the two-hour meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May, over the future role of the European Court of Justice.

It is understood that ministers concluded there is the possibility that the talks with the EU will move on to the next phase in December but “we are not going to move on our own”.

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