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No-deal Brexit will raise cost of UK household staples, say retailers

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Meat, cheese and oranges among items that will cost more if no trade deal reached The cost of household staples, ranging from meat and cheese to school uniforms and drinking glasses, will substantially increase if there is no Brexit trade deal, British retailers have warned. With just six months to go before the UK leaves the EU entirely by exiting the single market and the European customs union, retailers fear further damage to a sector already reeling from the coronavirus crisis, with 5,600 job losses announced on Thursday from Boots and John Lewis alone.
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