Judges at the European Union’s highest court will hear a case on the Brexit process on 27th November, where they will review whether Britain can withdraw its decision to leave the EU.
The case was raised to the Luxembourg justices by a Scottish court. People opposed to Brexit asked for a ruling that would clarify the interpretation of Article 50 of the EU treaty, under which London gave two years notice of its departure.
It is not clear when the European Court of Justice might deliver a final ruling.
British Prime Minister Theresa May insists that Britain will leave the EU in March but will struggle in the coming weeks to approve a potential treaty intended to ease the country’s departure and limit Brexit-related disruption.
Meanwhile, Mrs May has formed five new business councils to advise on how to create the best business conditions in the UK after Brexit, with business leaders including Tesco boss Dave Lewis, ITV chief Carolyn McCall, entrepreneur James Timpson, and CBI head Carolyn Fairbairn.
They will provide advice and policy recommendations on big business issues.