What is being done to promote Britain’s exporters – and what should be done?

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Huw Edwards and Tien-Der Jerry Han, SBE, and Shan Rambukwella, Derby  After Brexit, supporting Britain’s exporters has become more important. Britain’s share of global exports has been sliding for many years, and we lag behind our main competitors, particularly in goods exports. Faced with barriers to Europe, we may need to find new export markets.  Government reviews its export promotionRead more

Brexit has already hurt EU and non-EU exports

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This Blog post, written by Dr Huw Edwards, was originally published in The Conversation “Over the past few months, we have been investigating how the vote of June 23 2016 has since affected the values and patterns of Britain’s trade with major trading partners inside and outside the European Union. By comparing trade flows withRead more

Should the UK remain in a Customs Union?

This Blog post was written by Dr Huw Edwards. The debate over ‘what kind of Brexit?’ seems to be reaching an important tipping point, with the Labour party now joining with pro-European Tories and the Confederation of British Industry in recommending one particular form of ‘soft Brexit’: namely, that the UK should remain in aRead more