Goods checks needed on just two roads after independence, says Sturgeon | The Independent

“We have a market seven times the size of the UK’s on our doorstep and we should be seeking to put arrangements in place to allow trade across that.” https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/scotland-nicola-sturgeon-england-first-minister-scottish-government-b2204543.html

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British exports to EU tumble by £300m in August | The London Economic

“Trade in a Brexit-less multiverse would be booming”, one logistics expert said.” https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/business-economics/british-exports-to-eu-tumble-by-300m-in-august-336846/ British exports to EU tumble by £300m in August Economists had been expecting zero growth in August. Commenting on the data, ParcelHero’s head of consumer research, David Jinks, says: “UK exports to the EU continued to tumble in August … www.thelondoneconomic.com

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Trade across Irish border booms after Brexit | The Guardian

“Northern Ireland’s trade with Ireland has not been impeded by Brexit, unlike the rest of the UK, where exporters face a mountain of paperwork and compliance issues to sell into the EU.” https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jul/18/trade-across-irish-border-booms-after-brexit-amid-energy-growth Trade across Irish border booms after Brexit amid energy growth Trade in the other direction, from Ireland to Northern Ireland, rocketed by […]

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Expecting Brexit | UK in a changing Europe

“In the long run, Brexit is expected to substantially reduce the EU’s share of UK trade.” https://ukandeu.ac.uk/expecting-brexit/ Expecting Brexit – UK in a changing Europe The weaker pound also raised the cost of businesses’ imports of intermediate goods. This cost increase hurt workers by reducing real wage growth in more exposed regions and industries.. At the same […]

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Companies invest in automating in the face of Brexit worker shortages

  According to Toyota Material Handling UK, an ‘exceptional’ shortage of forklift drivers is prompting more and more UK companies to adopt automated materials handling equipment (MHE) to optimise the efficiency of their warehouse intralogistics processes. Toyota’s Paul Freeman says: “We hear a lot about the problems caused by the present lack of HGV drivers but […]

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