Senior British ministers, including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, have agreed to higher the EU divorce bill, also called Brexit financial settlement, in order to reach a final deal with the European Union, according to sources.
The UK ministers have agreed to offer more money to Brussels as part of Brexit negotiations in an attempt to move forward on trade talks with the EU which are due in December, reports said on Tuesday.
A government official told AFP that the ministers held a cabinet sub-committee meeting on Monday night where they agreed to increase Britain’s offer of a financial settlement, but said “no numbers” were discussed.
“It remains our position that nothing’s agreed until everything’s agreed in negotiations with the EU. The UK and the EU should step forward together,” a government source said.
Another unnamed source told the Daily Telegraph newspaper, “Any offer would be determinant on the overall progress of the…