Brexit leads to 22.9% slump in UK-EU exports 25/11/2022
“The evidence we present here shows the real loss of Brexit, the overall competitiveness of the UK as a global trader," researchers say.
Nearly 200 jobs at risk as Iceland Seafood says Grimsby no longer ‘a strategic fit’.
A Brexit border control post in Holyhead is set to shrink under plans for a lighter touch system using more data and technology. In May, the UK Government delayed introducing more checks on EU goods entering the UK for the fourth time over fears it will impact supply chains and add to rising inflation.
Is Brexit to blame for Britain’s mess? 09/11/2022
Britain has been an object of international derision in recent months. / Britain, said some outside observers, had turned into an emerging market — even a banana republic. But why has a country, traditionally renowned for its stability, been engulfed by such turmoil? / Brexit is the reason, according to critics of Britain’s departure from the European Union.
"It's not us putting the prices up, it's Brexit." / Rosa shared some staggering statistics. Between the referendum result in 2016 and May 2018, 1900 florists shut up shop. Between May to October 2018 more floristry businesses closed.
An error in the UK’s post-Brexit IT border system disrupted companies bringing goods in from the European Union, raising costs, adding bureaucracy and snarling deliveries.
This week, Rishi Sunak talked of building 'an economy that embraces the opportunities of Brexit'. Here's 5 mins on Brexit's impact on the economy so far. [5 mins] 28/10/2022
This week, Rishi Sunak talked of building 'an economy that embraces the opportunities of Brexit'. Here's 5 mins on Brexit's impact on the economy so far.
BREXIT is to blame for conditions that caused a Scottish blueberry farmer to donate his £3 million crop to charity, according to an SNP MP. / Peter Thomson, who has around 60 acres of blueberry bushes on his farm in Blairgowrie, announced that it was no longer economically worthwhile for him to harvest the crop due to the value of the fruit falling by around £1 million this year.
Plant imports are up 11.5% and exports down 39% since Brexit according to new Defra Plant Health – international trade and controlled consignments statistics.
Brexit cost UK importers £500m in August 25/10/2022
Imports from the EU fell by £500m in August, highlighting the “teething troubles” of the “post-Brexit universe”. / UK imports from the EU fell by £500m in August to reach £26bn, representing a 2% decline in value according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Exports to the EU also dropped in August, by £300m.
At the very time when government wants to be less dependent on food imports, it’s becoming impossible for some farmers to survive.
Brexit crippled the UK economy – Liz Truss just made it worse | Economics | New Statesman [5 mins] 22/10/2022
Economist Duncan Weldon and the New Statesman’s polling expert explore how Brexit and austerity have damaged the UK economy and set the stage for Liz Truss’s “mismanagement.”
According to a survey out this week from the UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS), firms are becoming more financially vulnerable amid the cost-of-living crisis.
A trade collapse with the EU shows that the damage will linger on far longer than Liz Truss did.
NEW research has further shed light on the negative impact Brexit is having on UK trade.
A new report from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) shows that trade between the UK and the EU has declined since Brexit.
Brexit resulted in a “substantial negative impact” for trade in both directions between the European Union and the UK, according to Ireland’s Economic and Social Research Institute.
International delivery firm ParcelHero says August’s £800m fall in EU trade adds to the UK’s economic woes.
The Commons Public Accounts committee has warned that regulators are ‘struggling to recruit and retain the skills they need to regulate effectively’. / Recruitment issues are hampering the ability of UK regulators to function post-Brexit, MPs have warned.
The government doesn’t want to be held to account for Brexit and its real effects – and it’s clear why! 08/10/2022
This week I was contacted by a retired CEO of a major wine wholesaler. They, unbeknownst to me, had asked their local MP John Penrose (Weston-super-Mare, Somerset) if he thought it was acceptable that my wine business had been obliged to open a site in the EU to mitigate Brexit costs.
Six years after the referendum on June 23, 2016, if we put aside the profound political consequences – a divided England, Scotland and Northern Ireland pulling away, a more isolated country – what is the economic toll?
As of December 2022, UK companies importing medicines from the EU may need to set up new batch testing facilities. What will this mean for the industry and how did the situation come about?
Mothballed Brexit security post at Portsmouth port will cost almost £2m a year - to remain empty 09/08/2022
A MOTHBALLED border crossing building – which has never been used – will drain almost £2m from Portsmouth taxpayers while it blights the city’s port as an empty ‘white elephant’.
Spiralling inflation, crops left in the field and travel chaos: 10 reasons Brexit has been disastrous for Britain 03/02/2022
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?
'We are not the envy of the world anymore, we are the crackpot aunty in the corner that everyone laughs at.'