In Europe’s major capitals, the race is on to scoop up the windfall from Britainâs decision to leave the European Union, and Paris is actively showering Brexit-wary businesses in London with promises to lure them across the Channel
The UK Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is lobbying ‘Brexit Ministers’ to allow the industry to head up negotiations ‘to ensure the best possible free trade agreements with the EU and beyond’.
When Nicholas Brooke first walked into Sunspel’s 79-year-old factory in Long Eaton just days after he had bought the upmarket clothing brand, the roof was leaking, there was no electricity and the accounts team still wrote manufacturing orders into ledger books.
Food production, agiculture and mining are some of the UK industries that may be fundamentally changed by the EU referendum if migrant labourers are dispelled from the UK, according to the Resolution Foundation. Researchers looked into which sectors would be most severey hit if Brexit affects the free movement of people in the EU. They found that manufacturing, agricuture and domestic service jobs would be most severely affected.