One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union’s economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape.
Brexit has increased costs for 51% of UK manufacturers, with 35% saying they have lost revenue and one in five that they have lost potential business due to Brexit, according to a new survey by the manufacturers’ organisation, Make UK.
Three out of every four British manufacturers have experienced Brexit-related delays during the past three months and the government must sort out problems that are still affecting ports, industry group Make UK said on Thursday.
Ease of trading is key measure of success, say cross-channel businesses, not lack of lorry traffic.
Letter says government needs to act quickly to resolve customs issues faced by exporters following Brexit
Nimisha Raja did all she could to prepare her business for 1 January but the upheaval is already taking its toll.
What does no-deal Brexit mean? Consequences of UK leaving the EU without deal after Boris Johnson’s warning 16/10/2020
Britain has been told to prepare for a no-deal Brexit when the transition period ends on 1 January 2021, after trade deal talks reached an impasse.
The outcome being pursued by the prime minister in the Brexit trade talks will not avoid costly friction at the border.
Lobby group says former Labour seats have most to lose from collapse of talks.
Stop trying to link Brexit to coronavirus – politics has nothing to do with a global pandemic. Oh, wait... 26/06/2020
Nobody ever said that a no-deal Brexit would badly affect our ability to deal with the global outbreak of a viral illness. Well, apart from the British Medical Association in 2018. And the Faculty of Public Health, in 2016 before the referendum was held.
Make UK says Tory candidates show ‘zero understanding’ of consequences of no deal.
Industry draws link between politicians’ talk of crashing out of EU and firms losing clients. / A no-deal Brexit will be “commercial suicide” with tens of thousands of jobs already lost in the UK because of the political uncertainty, manufacturing representatives have said.
Signs that European customers are “abandoning” UK firms are starting to show after British manufacturing recorded the steepest downturn in almost three years.
Some in Tory leadership race ready to go against warnings of major business lobby groups.
Revoke Article 50 if deal fails, Theresa May urged: Manufacturers seek end to ‘damaging short-term decisions’ 06/04/2019
Manufacturers are calling on Theresa May to revoke article 50 if she can’t strike a Brexit agreement next week, in the latest sign that the looming possibility of Britain leaving the EU without a deal is hammering confidence in the sector.