Employment minister, Alok Sharma made a statement recently which should be of interest to anyone who linked low wages to the EU’s “free movement of people” which allows unlimited immigration from the member countries of the EU. He said… ‘While EU nationals accounted for almost half of the UK’s growth in employment between 2014 and 2016, since 2016 that has fallen to five per cent. Yet since the referendum, there have been over one million more people in work in the UK. Employers are clearly already adjusting to lower immigration from the EU and it is UK workers who have filled the gaps.’Continue reading

The UK was set to leave the EU on 29th March 2019, and, to mitigate any negative economic effects, companies in the UK had been stockpiling components in case the forecast delays at the ports became reality. Many companies had stockpiles enough to cover three months of business. BMW decided to bring forward its summer shutdown, four weeks, to run from the 1st April. The reasoning being that by mid May, some sort of solution could be found to speed up any customs delays at the borders. Peugeot also shut their Vauxhall plants down for two weeks from 1st April. Thousands of businesses had spent literally years planning for a no deal Brexit, but, Theresa May had never had any intention of leaving with no deal. Extension after extension of the UK’s membership of the EU showed that her mantra “no deal is better than a bad deal” was simply a lie to fool the electorate.Continue reading