Labour attacks ‘arrogant’ Tory government over EU trade deal effects

Press quote (Financial Times)
07 April 2021

John Springford of the Centre for European Reform, a think-tank, said that non-tariff barriers caused by the TCA that made trade with Europe relatively harder, would affect both goods and services.  “For example, the UK shellfish industry finds it much harder to export to the EU, as we’ve seen. Its costs go up, its market shrinks and some of its workers and capital shift over time out of fishing and into less productive, lower-paid economic activity,” he explained.“On services, an example might be the new post-Brexit immigration rules which make au pairs untenable, will mean some workers who used au pairs to enable them to work, will no longer be freed for more productive roles in the economy.”