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Perceptions about post-Brexit Britain, new visa rules and the pandemic have combined to make it more difficult to recruit EU nationals to some construction roles. What is the industry doing about this?
Stock has been hit over the last few years by global supply chain issues, material shortages, the EU exit and the coronavirus pandemic.
"As every single serious economist argued, massively raising barriers with your main trade partner is an extraordinary act of self-harm."
A new world trade monitor published on Friday doesn't make for good reading as far as the UK is concerned, with the country's underperformance being blamed on Brexit.
A quarter (26%) of medium and large firms have been affected by supply chain disruption due to Brexit and coronavirus, according to ONS figures.
Sales to the EU dropped more significantly in 2021 than exports to any other country in the world, the ONS data shows, as UK to EU exports nosedived 12 per cent between January and December of last year, compared to the previous year.
Jacob Rees-Mogg said there is little evidence to conclude Brexit has harmed UK trade – despite a mountain of proof suggesting otherwise.
Tory minister says evidence is ‘few and far between’ despite new figures showing sharp drop.
Sales to the EU dropped more significantly in 2021 than exports to any other country in the world, the ONS data shows, as UK to EU exports nosedived 12 per cent between January and December of last year, compared to the previous year.
BREXIT is making the cost of living crisis even worse after new figures revealed UK exports to the EU plunged by £20 billion last year, the SNP has warned.
Sales to trading bloc down more sharply than to rest of world as businesses grapple with delays, extra costs and new red tape.
It is increasingly clear that Brexit is doing enormous damage to Britain’s economy. And for what, exactly?
Figures show Brexit compounding Covid disruption, with clothing exports plunging 60%, vegetables down 40% and cars 25%.
UK trade volumes have been “suppressed” by the impact of Brexit and Covid-19 and the impact of new customs agreements on businesses is “concerning”, according to MPs.
"To bring inflation under control we don’t need rates to rise, we need freedom of movement back," one expert said.
Reminders of when Boris Johnson promised cheaper household gas bills if Brits backed Brexit have been making the rounds on social media today on the back of new inflation figures published today.
BREXIT, according to its backers, was meant to create endless opportunities. So far, however, the UK has failed to make the vote profitable, with the prospect of "global Britain" quickly fading according to recent data.
‘What the government once called teething problems have now become a chronic condition’
SCOTLAND's economy has taken a major hit while Northern Ireland has outperformed the rest of the UK while staying in the EU’s single marker, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show.
The collision of the pandemic and leaving the European Union (EU) has tipped an £18bn loss in travel services trade, according to the latest figures.
Almost half of British businesses that traded with the EU pre-Brexit are doing less trade with the bloc, or have stopped entirely, since the UK left the single market and customs union in January, according to a new survey.
Exporters forced to fill in 48 million customs declarations and 140,000 health certificates over eight-month period.
Food and drink firms are seeing "terrifying" price rises, a sector trade body has said, warning of a knock-on effect for consumers.
OFFICIAL figures showing UK exports fell by more than £1 billion in August once again highlight the “devastating impact” of the Tory government’s Brexit deal, the SNP have said.
Rise matched by steep fall in unemployment and rise in staff on payrolls to 29.2 million.