The harsh conditions required for fusion are a challenge for even the most robust of materials. International partnership has always been crucial to overcome these challenges; the complexity of the science and engineering and the cost of building large test reactors make it difficult for one nation to go it alone.
We don’t have nearly enough world-class manufacturing to support our exports, but what we do have is heavily dependent on key components from the rest of the European Union. This business arrangement becomes totally uneconomic if we do not continue to have free trade
The British Chambers of Commerce revealed interviewed 7,700 businesses across the U.K. and found both manufacturing and services indicated “static growth,” with fewer businesses expecting the price of their goods to increase and fewer attempting to recruit workers.
Like much of the British car industry, JLR is also worried that Brexit could leave its car exports facing lengthy customs delays and tariffs of up to 10 percent, risking the viability of production in Britain.
Sales and operating profits have fallen at a West Sussex manufacturer and supplier of specialist products to the building and construction industry, with the company blaming a number of events including delays to the Crossrail project and the Brexit vote last summer, according to newly filed accounts.
The aerospace industry’s big worries are: fears over customs controls, concerns over skills shortages due to immigration policies and the need to ensure that the UK remains a member of the European Aviation Safety Agency. Not reaching a deal with the EU would have significant commercial consequences for UK industry.
Mini makes around 70 percent of its approximately 360,000 compact cars at its Oxford plant in southern England but the car industry is concerned about the effect any loss of unfettered access to the EU, its largest export market, could have on plants after Brexit. BMW is deciding between its English site, a plant in...
Without agreed interim arrangements, businesses would be faced with the ‘cliff edge’ and forced to trade under the World Trade Organisation rules – the worst foreseeable outcome for the sector, its employees and the British economy.”