Signs of progress but there’s hard work ahead to avoid a no-deal brexit

Signs of progress but there’s hard work ahead to avoid a no-deal brexit

Responding to today’s European Council conclusions, William Bain, Policy Advisor – Europe and International at the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said: “We welcome signs of some progress in moving the Article 50 negotiations along based on today’s European Council conclusions. It is in the interests of both the UK and EU-27 to avoid a No- […]

UK fashion market back in growth after brexit

UK fashion market back in growth after brexit

The British fashion market – covering clothing, footwear and accessories – has returned to growth, increasing by 0.2% in the 52 weeks ending 24 September 2017 according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel. This follows 16 consecutive periods of decline dating back to June 2016. Glen Tooke, consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel, explains: […]

Economist asks government to hold off import tariffs in Post Brexit UK

Economist asks government to hold off import tariffs in Post Brexit UK

Economists suggest that if Government can hold off import tariffs in the U.K after Brexit, shoppers would benefit from cheaper food and other goods, apart from the country getting a four percent boost for its economy. The economists, led by Professor Patrick Minford, a former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, blamed Chancellor Philip Hammond of “economic […]

Brexit affects sales of Irish organic beef

Brexit affects sales of Irish organic beef

UK’s decision to leave the European Union has adversely affected the sales of Irish organic beef. According to the Director of Good Herdsmen Ltd -the largest dedicated organic meat processor in Ireland and the UK- John Purcell, the sales for Irish organic beef has come under pressure since the UK decided to leave the European […]