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Post-Brexit India deal could cut thousands of jobs in Leave-voting areas, and hike food prices 18/05/2023
British rice milling industry faces wipe-out from part of a trade deal being discussed with India. First proposed by Boris Johnson, it is also predicted to raise consumer food prices and break UK limits on pesticides.
Organised crime gangs are preparing to exploit the eight freeports that are being opened across England as part of the Government’s ‘levelling up’ strategy, experts have warned.
Government must sort out EU trading relations amid Brexit problems for businesses, says East Midlands Chamber 16/01/2023
The region’s largest business group has called on Government to help firms trade more freely with overseas markets after research highlighted the Brexit trade deal is not delivering for them.
Leave voters insist Brexit hasn't worked out how they were promised seven years on from historic referendum.
The Institute of Directors and the West Midlands’ Tory mayor Andy Street have cited the UK’s relationship with Europe as a major impediment to business confidence and performance.
Brexit bad for business, says Tory mayor 27/07/2022
Andy Street’s comments come after Tory leadership contenders insisted Brexit has provided opportunities. / Brexit is bad for business, the Conservative mayor for the West Midlands has said.
A new government scheme was meant to replace EU structural funds lost after Britain left. But critics say it delivers less money and will do little to bolster the Tories’ levelling up agenda.
Brexit Chickens Come Home to Roost 07/06/2022
While the picture’s hardly pretty and certainly not what advocates of Brexit envisioned, none of it surprises economists. As a former Bank of England official observed: “You run a trade war against yourself, bad things happen.”
'Urgent action' needed as Brexit leads to extra costs and hold-ups for West Midlands firms 10/02/2022
Businesses across the West Midlands are facing higher costs, a big increase in paperwork and hold-ups at ports.
For years, the town has welcomed thousands of European workers to fill warehouse roles - but that's now changing
Stagecoach East Midlands says it is “working round the clock” to tackle staff shortages that are causing Lincolnshire bus services to be temporarily cancelled, as the impact of Brexit continues to affect business.
‘Red Wall’ and other poor parts of England will lose as much as £1 billion of development cash this year because of Brexit, dashing Boris Johnson’s pledge to “level up” Britain.
Brexit issues are causing small to medium-sized manufacturers in the East Midlands "significant disruption" as they attempt to recover from the economic effects of Covid-19, a new report has found.
Brexit issues are causing small to medium-sized (SME) manufacturers in the West Midlands significant disruption as they look to recover from the economic effects of Covid-19.
Brexit issues are causing small to medium-sized (SME) manufacturers in the West Midlands “significant disruption” as they look to recover from the economic effects of Covid-19.
Small towns in Midlands and North will suffer most from Boris Johnson’s Brexit trade deal, IFS says 26/02/2020
Small towns in the Midlands and North are among the areas likely to suffer most from the bare-bones trade deal Boris Johnson is seeking with Brussels, according to a respected economic thinktank.
West Midlands mayor Andy Street warns Boris Johnson of dire impact of no EU trade deal on jobs 19/02/2020
Jobs and industry 'in peril' if they face post-Brexit tariffs and delays, says top Tory.
Analysis of a YouGov survey for the People’s Vote campaign shared with HuffPost UK revealed 79% of 18-24 year olds in the north east, north west and east and west midlands want another public say on Brexit.
Left-behind towns in England are to get a £1.6bn funding boost as part of a package of measures to win support for Theresa May’s Brexit deal among Labour MPs, who said the new cash would not buy their votes.