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Three years ago, on 31 January 2020, the British flags that had flown outside European Union buildings for over 40 years were lowered. The then prime minister Boris Johnson had “got Brexit done.” Except he hadn’t.
THE turning point was the Brexit referendum. Before voting to leave the EU in June 2016, medicine shortages were not something the UK often had to worry about.
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.
The impact of Brexit has only added fuel to the fire of severe challenges facing health and social care in the UK, warns the Nuffield Trust.
Sam Bright examines the contribution of Brexit to our current healthcare crisis.
New research conducted by the British Chambers of Commerce has found that British businesses are being hampered in their trade with the EU because of the current Brexit deal but it finds that some changes and a few "side deals" could solve some key problems.
The shortage of medicines is set to only get worse in Ireland because stockpiles created to lessen the impact of Brexit are running out, the chair of Medicines for Ireland has warned.
Brexit has damaged the ability of UK companies to compete in the European Union, with businesses “banging their heads against a brick wall,” according to a survey from the British Chambers of Commerce.
Egg shortages ‘just the start’, says NFU – warning tomatoes, cucumbers and pears could become scarce.
The tide in Britain appears to have turned since the 2016 Brexit referendum. / According to a new poll, only 43% of the British population consider that the UK's departure from the European Union was a good decision, while 57% believe it was a mistake.
"The pandemic, Brexit, war in Ukraine and global inflation has all resulted in the increased cost of materials and their availability."
Organisations are worried that the effort to help those struggling this winter is being hampered by supply chain issues.
A complete shortage of a blood thinner drug dose is recorded in Cyprus due to Brexit, with health officials urging patients to show solidarity and buy only what they need. / Almost two years after the UK ceased being a member of the European Union, the island is still experiencing the consequences in its pharmaceutical sector.
The delays of construction has spelled the cancellation of this year's panto production of Jack and the Beanstalk.
As small businesses crumble, shelves get emptier and the care-worker shortage intensifies, life outside the EU is having a dire effect on many of us. Why aren’t politicians talking about it?
Six years after the referendum we can disentangle the evidence and judge the effects on health and care, says Richard Vize.
Kent farming giant reports 8% fall in harvest due to lack of seasonal pickers – saying it’s easier to import fruit.
Delays caused by added bureaucracy following Brexit and other international situations such as the war in Ukraine are leading to shortage of medicines, with pharmacies scrambling to offer replacements so as not to keep their clients without the items they need.
A seafood restaurant in Portstewart says the rising cost of fuel, combined with Brexit complications means it cannot get fish.
A seafood restaurant in Portstewart has announced it will be changing its menu after running out of fish this week.
It comes as Brexit means fall in crops and fewer British products in supermarkets. / Leaving the EU has led to a decline in crops and fewer home-grown products on the shelves of Britain’s supermarkets, farming chiefs have warned, reports The Independent.
Potato industry says it will take years to fill gap in Irish potato seed market following ban on UK seed.
Before Brexit most of Britain's seasonal crop pickers came over from eastern Europe.
Two in three British pharmacies are struggling daily to source painkillers, cancer drugs and other vital medicines, research shows, as the availability of pharmaceuticals becomes increasingly uncertain.
Keith Cooper examines how access and scaffolding companies are coping with the twin crises of rising material costs and labour shortages.