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Retailers to endure 20% rise in costs post-Brexit according to government

Retailers to endure 20% rise in costs post-Brexit according to government

For example, the north east of England, which overwhelmingly voted to leave, would lose as much as 16 per cent in growth after 15 years if there were no deal with the EU27, while London, which voted to remain, is forecast to lose just 3.5 per cent under the same circumstances.

They emerged as Theresa May embarked on the task of winning Cabinet approval for her negotiating stance in talks with Brussels over Britain's future trade relationship with the European Union.

The UK leaving the European Union without a trade deal in place would hit Scottish economic growth by 9%, according to leaked UK government analysis.

Following agreement on the Common Travel Area (CTA) in December 2017, Department officials were optimistic that we had avoided the worst-case scenario of disruption to the Irish health services post-Brexit, so long as the commitments are followed through. They are still keeping no deal on the table despite how crippling it would be to the regional economy.

'The Government need to start being clear what they are fighting for.

Leaving the bloc with no deal would result in a 16% dip for the region's economy.

SNP MP Peter Grant said: "The leaked United Kingdom government's internal Brexit analysis makes for utterly grim reading, and Theresa May must now end the shameful secrecy surrounding the United Kingdom government's Brexit plans and publish the papers in full - which we now know will have catastrophic consequences for Scotland and the UK's economy".

Tom Brake, Brexit spokesman for the minority Liberal Democrats said: "This is a damning outlook for Britain".

"The Conservatives are putting the public in the firing line because they are hell bent on Brexit. Now the facts are known, the people are entitled to a vote on the deal and a chance to exit from Brexit". We want some level of representation for the North in the European Parliament as you have to bear in mind that nearly half of the people who live in the North see themselves as Irish.

This is a half a percentage worse than the Scottish Government's 8.5 per cent prediction - which was the equivalent of a £12.7 billion blow - the equivalent of £2300 for every person north of the Border.

Asked during Prime Minister's Questions if she would see off any "threats" from the EU, Mrs May said: 'We will be robust in our arguments.

"As I have said right from the very beginning, we will hear noises off and all sorts of things being said about positions, but what matters is the position that we take in the negotiations as we sit down to negotiate the best deal". We've shown we can do that. "What Brexit would mean is that the North comes out of purview of both those courts, with a British court potentially acting as a final court of arbitration... that in our view would be a violation of the Good Friday Agreement and so special status for the North requires us to stay within that legal (EU) framework", Cullinane explained.

In response to the leaked analysis, a Government spokesperson said: "This document does not represent Government policy and does not consider the outcome we are seeking in the negotiations".

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