Brexit talks on future UK-EU relationship likely delayed to December - Sky News

Flags are arranged at the EU headquarters as Britain and the EU launch Brexit talks in Brussels, June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union may have to delay talks on their post-Brexit relationship until December as sufficient progress may not be made on the first stage of talks, Sky News cited unidentified British sources as saying.

The EU had hoped to make sufficient progress on the first phase of Brexit negotiations - on the bill Britain should pay on exit, expatriate rights and Northern Ireland - by October.

Spokeswomen for Britain's Brexit ministry did not answer repeated telephone calls seeking comment on the report.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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