A University of Birmingham study examined the degree to which EU regions were exposed to the possible negative trade-related consequences of Britain’s departure and found areas in the Midlands and north of England, many of which voted for Brexit, had the greatest exposure.
The future of Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port factory is threatened by high manufacturing costs and Brexit, according to owner PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares. Tavares said Ellesmere Port’s manufacturing costs are double that of PSA’s Sochaux factory in France. “This is striking because the best, most cost-competitive place to make cars in Europe is not France...
Britain’s vote to leave the EU has complicated life forPaul Murphy’s recruitment agency in northwest England. A steady stream of continental Europeans who for years have taken up hundreds of thousands of positions in the hospitality business and other industries has started to dry up.
A hard Brexit would threaten energy security, the stability of fuel prices and the green energy economy in the North of England. That’s according to think tank IPPR North, which suggests withdrawal from Euratom, no deal being made on energy trade and withdrawal from European research programmes could significantly harm the region and the UK in general.