What Brexit means for trade

The central role trade plays in the campaign — and what is at stake in EU referendum.

UK Brexit vox pop with Gonzalo Vina. Picture shows builder Ruta Lituvnikaite, manager of the a Costa coffee in the city.
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EU workers fear Brexit’s effect on jobs

Businesses say an Out vote will make recruitment more difficult

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Brexit poses visa threat to EU workers

Study examines impact of immigration rules if Britain leaves bloc

Oil platform at night time, Norway

Gilt sales at 18-month high despite EU poll

Investors take heart from stronger pound

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ENO unveils programme of crowd-pleasers

Opera house attempts to put ‘difficult period’ behind it

UK economy slows to ‘near stalling’

PMI surveys signal quarterly growth of just 0.1%

Ministry takes over youth custody centre

G4S hands back management of facility after abuse allegations

Green calls on MP to quit BHS inquiry

Retail tycoon hits out after Frank Field says knighthood could be stripped

Sir Philip Green’s statement

‘How can this be a balanced hearing based on this outrageous outburst this afternoon?’

Japan’s premier warns on Brexit threat

Abe says Britain would no longer be ‘gateway’ to Europe

Service sector woes add to economic unease

Stagnant UK growth blamed on Brexit fears

Trinity Mirror to close New Day

Publisher badly overestimates demand for ‘optimistic’ title

Virgin Media owner eyes Remain backing

US group plans one of the largest pledges from corporate sector

Tata Steel MBO team wary on pensions

‘We do not want to be a pension fund that makes steel’

Land Registry sell-off raises fraud fears

Open Data Institute says sale could lead to manipulation of records

Risible Brexit case based on dubious data

Unnecessary trade barriers would threaten UK’s prosperity

Pace of construction activity slows

PMI report records worst month in three years

Brexit blamed for surge in uncertainty

US academics attribute UK slowdown to referendum concerns

Mandarins censured on poor value projects

Spending watchdog says too many initiatives proceed unchallenged

Manufacturers attack apprenticeship levy

EEF calls for delay to scheme to avoid ‘looming car crash’

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