Whilst Brexit is far from resolved in the UK, and growth forecasts are lower, immediate data has been better than expected, with no evidence so far of the abrupt and dramatic slowdown some observers feared.
The UK's split from the EU has, understandably been likened to a divorce. On the one hand, it displays some of the core characteristics, notably disgruntled parties.
It is likely there will be “fees” and it was reported that Britain could face a “divorce bill of up to £18 billion”.
Equally, the different stages of grief have been palpable.
Denial - this was evidenced in the immediate aftermath. Arguments were raised that parliament could overturn the Brexit vote and over 4 million people signed an online petition for a second referendum.
Anger or “Bregret” followed with remain voters publicly voicing their outrage.
Next came the “bargaining” stage with delays to invoking Article 50 of Lisbon Treaty. Indeed the High Court is currently considering whether ministers can invoke Article 50 without parliamentary approval.
Turning to the final stages, depression and acceptance, it is a case of watch and wait.
That, however, is surely where the similarities end.
Typically it takes between 12 and 18 months to conclude a divorce and the associated financial remedy proceedings. Crucially, that is between 2 parties; here we are dealing with 28! Will the UK be “divorced" from the EU by March 2018? All bets are on…
Britain could face a Brexit "divorce bill" of up to £18 billion before leaving the European Union