Face-to-face negotiations between the UK government and EU officials have officially begun. Admittedly, it is still only days into the negotiations and drawing any conclusions from them would be premature. Encouragingly however, there are signs that the Government is planning to make its intentions clearer in order to soothe both individuals’ and businesses’ concerns. The Government also seems willing to make concessions in order to ensure that Brexit is a smooth process, and avoid an abrupt end to barrier-free trade with the EU. What’s more, the appetite of world leaders from elsewhere for post-Brexit trade deals suggests that, in the long run, any trade lost due to leaving the EU could be made up by better access to large economies outside Europe.