Speaking to Sky News, a former British ambassador to Japan noted the impact of Brexit, saying many companies are maintaining a presence in the UK, but moving the bulk of their operations to Europe. / Asked about the former ambassador's assertion, Labour's shadow environment secretary Jim McMahon told Kay Burley: "To some degree, it's a natural consequence of leaving the single market."
Frustrated caller brands Boris Johnson a 'liar' after Brexit forced the closure his business [6 mins] 12/04/2023
As President Biden's visit to Belfast reignites Brexit talks, this defeated caller labels Boris Johnson a "liar" after he promised "frictionless trading" post-Brexit.
It looks like the UK and EU are on the cusp of agreeing a new deal on the Northern Ireland Protocol. / We often hear about how any such agreement will need to satisfy the DUP's seven tests if it is to get Stormont's largest unionist party to agree to return to power sharing. ... That's the political stance from the DUP - but what do businesses say?
'Nigel Farage is far too left-wing for my dad': Caller blames pro-Brexit father for failure of his business [5 mins] 07/02/2023
This caller blames his pro-Brexit father for the "crash" of his business after leaving the single market. / "After Brexit, my contacts gradually dried up, dried up, and dried up so I wasn't getting any more work in Europe."
An Ipsos poll suggests that most people think Brexit is going worse than expected.
‘Is it possible to estimate the yearly extra cost to your business because of Brexit?’ ... ‘£155,000 per year’ [2 mins] 30/01/2023
Victoria Derbyshire: ‘Is it possible to estimate the yearly extra cost to your business because of Brexit?’ This chemical manufacturer: ‘£155,000 per year’
Brexit has made Brits 'suffer' and been 'catastrophic' for the UK economy, says ASDA chairman Stuart Rose [1 min] 17/01/2023
Brexit has been "catastrophic" for British businesses and the country has "suffered" as a result, the chairman of Asda has said.
Market traders in Bath struggling due to 'astronomical' shipping costs post-Brexit [2 mins] 20/11/2022
The manager of one of Bath's best-known markets has complained that 'Brexit red tape' is making it too tough to import goods from Europe.
‘It’s a horror show’: Business consultant slams Brexit for slowing down exports to the EU [3 mins] 18/11/2022
Since Brexit, this business consultant is having to fill “93 to 102-page documents” to get products to companies in Europe, with the shipping taking up to six months.
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 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.”
In this film, senior FT writers and British businesspeople examine how Brexit hit the UK economy, the political conspiracy of silence, and why there has not yet been a convincing case for a 'Brexit dividend'.
'In the Eurostar terminal in London, there’s an advert from the Wallonia region of Belgium, encouraging British firms to relocate to avoid post-Brexit trade problems.' 16/09/2022
'I hoped we would go for a sensible version of Brexit. It’s forcing businesses to comply with two sets of regulations.' - Former Siemens CEO [2 mins] 26/07/2022
Former Siemens CEO - “I hoped we would go for a sensible version of Brexit. It’s forcing businesses to comply with two sets of regulations. It’s a double cost. What we’re learning is that our so-called sovereignty is turning out to be rather expensive.”
Inverness SNP MP Drew Hendry highlights crippling post-Brexit import costs faced by retailer Oil and Vinegar during exchange with UK Trade Minister Andrew Griffith at Westminster [3 mins] 26/07/2022
Crippling import costs faced by an Inverness retailer were raised during an exchange at Westminster. / Inverness SNP MP Drew Hendry highlighted the costs faced by Oil and Vinegar importing goods from the EU during the exchange with UK Trade Minister Andrew Griffith.
‘Waste of everyone’s time’: New government video sets out Brexit paperwork mountain [4 mins] 19/07/2022
Guide makes mockery of Boris Johnson’s 2020 claim that UK and EU would ‘do even more business’.
Post Brexit inflation is making UK "sick man of Europe" | Economics | The New Statesman [22 mins] 18/06/2022
A "perfect storm" of Brexit, covid and poor macroeconomic fiscal policies by the Conservatives has weakened Britain's economy and diminished the UK's standing in Europe, says economist Duncan Weldon.
East Anglia's small businesses adapting to survive and thrive in post-Brexit world [4 mins] 05/04/2022
ITV News Anglia has been catching up with small businesses across the region to find out more about what the end of the UK's membership of the European Union has meant for their fortunes.
Businesses in Wales have revealed the problems they say they are facing because of Brexit.
'I was an idiot': Exporter who 'bought' Brexit slams 'staggering and obscene' costs [4 mins] 09/02/2022
This exporter tells James O'Brien that "filling in commodity codes" and "getting test certificates" for his products because of Brexit has caused "staggering and obscene" costs and delays for his business.
James O'Brien's ... response to a caller whose business cannot sell to the EU anymore due to Brexit. 09/02/2020
'If Brexit was a second-hand car, you've got it home, there's no engine under the bonnet and they've just made Jacob Rees-Mogg chief mechanic.'
Companies in the ITV Anglia region say new customs controls are causing delays and could lead to problems with supply.
Richard Corbett, former Labour MEP, linguist, author and fluent and well-informed speaker will explain the background to Boris Johnson's Brexit deal and discuss the fallout. There are numerous consequences of Brexit which are not receiving sufficient publicity. Leaving the EU came at a huge cost to the UK economically, culturally and in terms of our standing in the world.