Brexit's already having a massive impact on the UK, even ahead of our official departure from the EU. Here are 250+ fully-sourced examples of Brexit's effects. Jobs going, investment drying up, companies moving assets to the EU, or redomiciling. Project *fact* not project fear.
The Government has spent £4.2 billion pounds on Brexit preparations (£2.2 billion in previous Budgets, plus an additional £2 billion in the most recent Budget.) 1/254
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EU citizens will be obliged to register to stay in the UK after Brexit (deadline is June 2021). The registration system, which cost the Government £175 million, will have to cope with over 3,500,000 applications, or several thousand a day on average. 2/254
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Barden Corporation is closing down its Plymouth factory after 51 years, putting 400 jobs at risk, as its parent company Schaeffler shifts production to various sites outside the UK due to Brexit. 3/254
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Barclays was granted legal permission in January 2019 to move €190bn (£166bn) of assets from the UK to Dublin in advance of 29 March 2019. The sum represents about 15% of the bank's total assets. It is doubling its Dublin operation to 300 staff. 4/254
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8 health providers have warned of medicine shortages in the event of a no-deal Brexit: "we do not believe that the current medicine supply plans will suffice, and we will have widespread shortages if we do not respond urgently." 5/254
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In December 2018, the Government signed agreements worth £107.7 million with 3 ferry companies to provide extra capacity in event of a no deal Brexit. Turns out Seaborne (£13.8 million deal) had no ferries, or experience in the transport industry! 6/254
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A $15 billion hedge fund specialising in distressed debt is gearing up to profit out of Brexit chaos. (You just knew the vultures would be circling...) 7/254
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A ferry company has brought in 2 new ships, including the "Brexit Buster" ship Celine (600 truck capacity, world's largest short sea roll-on roll-off ferry). Idea is to bypass the UK and send freight directly from Ireland to Belgium and Spain. 8/254
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The Department of Health has proposed a "serious shortage protocol" that would enable pharmacists to dispense equivalent alternatives to a patient's regular prescription medication without having to consult the prescribing GP. 9/254
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Columbia Threadneedle switched £6.2 billion worth of assets from UK domiciled funds to Luxembourg domiciled funds. 10/254
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Home Office private beta of EU citizen registration system took 2 weeks to process just 1,053 applicants (despite testing relatively "easy" batches of cases). Full system will have to work 36x faster to cope with *3 million* people in 3 years. 11/254
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Standard Life reported having incurred £12 million of "Brexit related costs" in its 2018 half-year results report. 12/254
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The annual cost to the NHS of securing all necessary visas and other documentation for its overseas staff post-Brexit (i.e. under the new immigration regime) is estimated at £490 million. 13/254
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Lloyd's of London (company with 15% of business done with EU27 counterparts) officially opened Lloyd's Brussels, its post-Brexit EU headquarters, in early November 2018. The new operation has 50 staff, and plans to service customers across the EU27. 14/254
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SwissQuote cancelled its expansion plans in London after Brexit, and instead bought a bank in Luxembourg. Chief Executive: "With the coming Brexit we needed to have strategic options and Luxembourg is a very good place for these." 15/254
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HSBC announced in its 2017 annual report that it had incurred $28 million of "costs associated with the UK’s exit from the EU". 16/254
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Haulage companies face a lottery for scarce permits to continue doing business internationally post-Brexit, after the Government admits there are less than 10% of the needed number of permits to go around. 17/254
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Bank of America has spent around $400 million preparing for Brexit, including establishing new subsidiaries in Paris and Dublin, moving staff etc. It has shifted US$50 billion of assets to Dublin. 18/254
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Brexit is killing a crucial source of early-stage tech funding: "Funding for UK tech firms by the European Investment Fund (EIF) fell by 91 per cent during 2017 to €61.1m (£53m) compared with €708.8m the previous year." 19/254
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DEXEU (the Brexit Ministry) has spent over £100 million (estimated) on staffing costs since the referendum. That figure's just for the people in the department, and doesn't account for any other costs... 20/254
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The Government estimates that it will cost the chemicals industry £450 million to reregister chemicals under a post-Brexit regime. (That's just to replicate the status quo.) 21/254
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So many firms are stockpiling food against the disruption of Brexit that a specialist cold storage company has now completely run out of room...
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Recardio is halting clinical trials in the UK of a new heart drug because of concerns over Brexit, and drug approval regimes. 23/254
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Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the UK's richest person (and a Brexit supporter) decided to leave the UK for Monaco in mid-2018. 24/254
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Scotland Yard is having to spend £2.4 million on setting up a no-deal Brexit "safety net unit" after Government ignored its reasoned warnings over how Brexit would make the UK less safe. 25/254
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European Medical Agency (EMA), Europe's medicines regulator, is moving from London to Amsterdam. It used to employ close to 900 people in London. It's had to cut its short-term service offering as it will lose at least 30% of staff during the move. 26/254
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HSBC is transferring legal ownership of its Polish and Irish subsidiaries from the UK to its French unit. 27/254
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The Government has 7000 civil servants working on Brexit, plus Treasury funding for 9000 more. (Easy to imagine the mountains of red tape - and paper - they're generating as a result!) 28/254
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New Look (fashion retailer) are closing a further 25 stores (85, up from planned 60 store closures) citing "significant headwinds and uncertainties, including Brexit". 29/254
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Investment in UK renewables fell 46% year-on-year because of Brexit concerns. 30/254
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Deutsche Bank moved about half its new euro swaps business away from LCH (UK-based clearing house) and onto Eurex (based in Germany) in August 2018. 31/254
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Broadcasters have begun to move licenses to EU27 countries, since channels licensed in the UK will no longer have the right to broadcast cross-EU after Brexit. Viacom and Viceland have secured licenses in the Netherlands. 32/254
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GSK Brexit prep spend: "We currently anticipate that the cost to implement these and other necessary changes could be up to £70 million over the next two to three years, with subsequent ongoing additional costs of approximately £50 million per year" 33/254
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Pfizer - $100 million on Brexit prep: "Pfizer’s preparations are well advanced to make the changes necessary to meet EU legal requirements after the UK is no longer a member state, especially in the regulatory, manufacturing and supply chain areas" 34/254
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Schaeffler, a car parts company, is closing its factory in Llanelli, Wales, because of Brexit, affecting 220 jobs. The factory opened in 1957. The decision was described in the Welsh Assembly as "the tremor that will lead to the Brexit earthquake". 35/254
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Standard Chartered has applied to turn its Frankfurt branch into its EU subsidiary. It initially expected to move 20 jobs, but recently announced that more would go. 36/254
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The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is a major new HMRC IT system meant to replace existing customs systems. Supposed to be ready by January 2019. Delays mean it won't be ready by Brexit Day. Old and new systems will have to run in parallel. 37/254
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Daiwa Capital Markets established a new subsidiary in Frankfurt on 3rd September 2018 "so that Daiwa can continue to provide a full service to its EU-based clients post-Brexit." 38/254
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Steris PLC, a company with $2.6 billion in annual revenue, has redomiciled its HQ from the UK to Ireland due to Brexit. 39/254
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Veterinary drugs producer Dechra Pharmaceuticals decided to move ahead with its contingency plans for a hard Brexit in September 2018, at a cost of £2 million. 40/254
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A major financial firm, CME Group's BrokerTec, is leaving London for Amsterdam because of Brexit, taking its $240 billion/day repo market with it. 41/254
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Marshall Wace, one of the biggest hedge funds in the UK, has obtained a license to run management companies in Ireland & plans to grow its Dublin presence as a protective measure against Brexit. (Its chairman and CEO donated £100,000 to Leave) 42/254
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Hiscox are transferring some aspects of their business to Luxembourg, and expect the Part VII transfer to complete by 1 January 2019. "The Transfer will move £421.5m of liabilities (and the corresponding assets) from HIC to HSA." 43/254
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Panasonic is moving its European HQ from the UK to Amsterdam (the legal aspects of the move were completed in October 2018, as the £200 million capitalised UK company was absorbed by Panasonic's Dutch entity). 44/254
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Volex PLC is looking for new arrangements for approx $7 million in sales: "We have already begun looking for an alternate dock on mainland Europe to take delivery of the half of sales destined for EU end customers." 45/254
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AstraZenica estimates its Brexit-related costs at £40 million for duplicate drug testing requirements, and building up product stockpiles. 46/254
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The London Stock Exchange is implementing its hard Brexit contingency plans: "These contingency plans include incorporation of new entities in the EU27 and applications for authorisation within the EU27 for certain group businesses." 47/254
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MS Amlin receives the green light to redomicile Amlin Insurance SE from the UK to Belgium. 48/254
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Once we're out of the EU, we'll be cut out of the pan-EU transport strategy (which unlocks billions of euro in grants and other funding). Indeed, EU transport maps will be redrawn (policy-wise, not literally!) so that the UK doesn't appear any more. 49/254
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The latest September 26 version of the UK Government's OFFICIAL list of remaining "Brexit Unknowns" runs to 63 pages. (That's despite the fact that its very first assumption is that we will get a Withdrawal Agreement.) 50/254
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Halford Group Plc stated in its FY19 interim results that: "The weaker pound since the Brexit vote has increased our cost of sales by a cumulative circa £40m by the end of FY18 compared to FY16." 51/254
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A new work order for the "Galileo Control Segment" ground infrastructure monitoring the Galileo constellation of satellites was won by GMV Aerospace and Defence of Spain. Up until now, GCS had been provided by Airbus in Portsmouth. 52/254
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UK companies with a .eu domain name will no longer be eligible to renew them after Brexit, nor will they be entitled to register new .eu domains. This affects an estimated 300,000 domain registrations. 53/254
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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says in its 2018/19 business plan that they "have identified total EU withdrawal demand [costs] of around £30m", and that part of that will have to be funded by raising the fees they charge firms. 54/254
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France's top banks are moving 500 jobs out of London due to Brexit. 55/254
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Markel Corporation announced in July 2018 that it had been granted a license to establish an insurance company in Germany so as to be able to continue servicing EEA clients after Brexit. 56/254
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GoldCore opened Ireland's first institutional-grade gold storage vault in October 2018, anticipating investors will want to move gold bars from London to Dublin. The firm's initial target is 0.5% of the $300 billion of gold bars held in London. 57/254
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The UK Government spent £700,000 on the tables and chairs for an office in Leeds being set up to deal with Brexit. The office will be fully kitted out by the beginning of December, and 1,000 staff dealing with Brexit issues will be based there. 58/254
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DHSC wrote to hospitals regarding potential imported food shortages under no-deal Brexit: "Instructions will be given to major producers of patient meals to put in place contingency arrangements, to account for short supply of certain ingredients." 59/254
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In October 2018, the CEO of Mercedez-Benz revealed to Paris motor show attendees that the company had been investigating the prospect of building cars in the UK, but killed the project after Brexit. 60/254
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Liberty Specialty Markets is redomiciling its insurance company from the UK to Luxembourg 61/254
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The European Banking Agency (EBA) - the banking regulator for the EU - moved its operations from London to Paris, affecting 160 staff. 62/254
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JPMorgan has secured additional office space in Paris to accommodate up to 200 staff that could be sent there at short notice if we end up with a no-deal Brexit situation. 63/254
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British hauliers are already having to turn down contracts worth hundreds of thousands of pounds because of uncertainties surrounding a no-deal Brexit. 64/254
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A hard Brexit may increase the price of Dutch plants by 50% due to customs delays, additional safety tests and red tape. But they can’t easily be replaced by increased UK production since 90% of shoots come from abroad. 65/254
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XL Insurance Company SE (a company writing over £2 billion/year in insurance premiums) is redomiciling from the UK to Ireland in January 2019 due to Brexit (the Brexit connection is explicitly detailed in its annual accounts). 66/254
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XTX Markets is establishing a new office in Paris for post-Brexit trade (it is keeping its London office). [Article in French] 67/254
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The UK Government has spent £5.5 million keeping Manston Airport open so that it can be used as additional overflow lorry parking after Brexit. 68/254
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STM Life is moving part of its business from Gibraltar to Malta to guard against the effects of Brexit. (Reminder: Gibraltar will leave the EU at the same time the UK does.) 69/254
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Corporate Sterling-denominated bond sales have slumped 34% this year, as companies put off investing in the UK due to Brexit uncertainty. 70/254
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Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc is transferring approximately 6% of its insurance and reinsurance business to a new legal entity in Luxembourg, with the intention that the move be effective 1 January 2019. 71/254
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The UK Government is spending £92 million on a feasibility study to work out how it could build its own version of the Galileo GPS satellite network. Note that the money's purely for planning. It doesn't pay for any satellites, or space launches! 72/254
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Admiral Group is transferring a portion of its UK business to an entity in Spain, and has spent 3.5 million euros preparing for Brexit. 73/254
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Credit Suisse is moving 250 jobs to Germany, Madrid and elsewhere in the EU27, including Luxembourg. [Article in French] 74/254
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Theresa May repeatedly cancelled national security meetings because of being overwhelmed by Brexit planning. 75/254
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QBE Limited is reorganising the affairs of several of its group companies, using the Part VII mechanism, in order to be ready for Brexit. Follow the link for details of its plans to redomicile business to Belgium. 76/254
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AIG operates in Europe through a single legal entity established in the UK (with branches across Europe). They are restructuring their business because of Brexit, and moving all non-UK business to a Luxembourg entity (planned by December 2018). 77/254
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Jaguar Land Rover has opened a new plant in Slovakia (expected capacity of 100,000 cars/year by 2020) and has begun shifting car production away from the UK, partly as a response to Brexit. 78/254
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DLA Piper opened a new office in Dublin. Evaluating the market for some time, but Brexit was tipping point: "Brexit had been the catalyst to take another look and was the additional dimension which tipped the balance of the Dublin business case." 79/254
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The London-based Shadow Robot Company is outsourcing the bulk of production to Madrid after opening a new office there in response to Brexit. 80/254
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EasyJet spent approx. £4 million on Brexit preparations during the 6 months ending 31 March 2018. These involved setting up an AOC in Austria; most of the incurred costs were for the re-registration of aircraft. (See p30 of document at link below.) 81/254
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Ferrovial (largest shareholder in Heathrow, owns Aberdeen, Glasgow & Southampton airports) is moving HQ from Oxford to Amsterdam. "The reason for the move is to maintain the group's international companies under the umbrella of [EU] legislation." 82/254
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Arch Capital Group is planning to continue from Ireland certain underwriting operations that are currently carried out by its UK insurer and its Gibraltar insurer. 83/254
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Tokio Marine Group is using a "Part VII transfer" to redomicile business from two UK-based subsidiaries (Tokio Marine Kiln Insurance Limited, and HCC International Insurance Company Plc) to a Luxembourg entity. 84/254
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Aviva, the huge insurance company, is moving £9 billion in client assets from the UK to Ireland. It gained legal approval for the transfer on 19 February and expects it to be effective on 29 March 2019. 85/254
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A £500 million data centre contract was awarded by the UK Government without a competitive tender process because time was too short and it is needed as part of "critical national infrastructure". (Due to come online just 13 days before Brexit Day!) 86/254
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Nomura is moving about 100 staff to a new Frankfurt office to use as a new trading hub servicing EU clients post-Brexit. They expect the move to be completed in early 2019. 87/254
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TP ICAP, the world's biggest interdealer broker, said its full-year earnings would be hurt by additional costs of about £10 million related to Brexit. It has chosen Paris as its EU headquarters post-Brexit. 88/254
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Scisys is seeking shareholder approval to redomicile its holding company from the UK to Ireland in order to: "protect shareholder value & mitigate the possible negative effects of Brexit on the Group's space business". 89/254
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Legal and General Investment Management has received regulatory approval for a new Dublin-based business unit. It is planning to use it to manage its Ucits and alternative investment funds domiciled in Europe. 90/254
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De La Rue in Gateshead had to write off £3.7 million in costs after failing in its bid to secure the tender to print the infamous post-Brexit "blue passports". Production was outsourced overseas. 91/254
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Morgan Stanley is growing its Paris team in parallel to transferring certain roles to Frankfurt, in the context of Brexit. In total, the moves affect over 200 staff. [Article in French] 92/254
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Bewleys, the Irish coffee group, incurred €11.9 million in costs preparing for a hard Brexit, including increasing its warehouse facilities, and expanding its roasting capacity in the UK. 93/254
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Make Architects has blamed a slowdown linked to Brexit uncertainty for a round of redundancies that will see around 10 staff lose their jobs from a total team of 169. 94/254
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Independent insurance firm Robus Group opened a new office in San Gwann in Malta to be able to offer British clients access to the EU27 after Brexit. 95/254
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Pharmacies are to be given the power to dispense alternatives to specified prescriptions under a "serious shortage protocol" law, without contacting GPs. They will also be able to dispense smaller quantities or weaker formulations.
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School meals provider Compass, which serves millions of meals a year, has said they may have to change menus, use alternative ingredients, and build up stockpiles as a result of Brexit. 97/254
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The M26 motorway was completely closed every weekday night between 19 November 2018 and 21 December 2018 to prepare sections of it for conversion into lorry parking in case of Brexit disruption at the ports. 98/254
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The port of Ramsgate could be expanded using £200 million of Government money in the case of a no deal Brexit, according to Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary. However, the actual upgrade work would take years. 99/254
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Industrial distribution company Electrocomponents Plc is investing £30 million in stockpiling additional inventory in advance of Brexit Day. 100/254
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Diploma (company that supplies Formula 1 components) has announced it is stockpiling some of its faster-moving production lines ahead of Brexit. 101/254
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British Standards Institution (BSI), the largest certifier of medical devices in Europe by value, is opening a Dutch subsidiary to give non-EU companies a choice of UK or EU27 certification (most companies are expected to choose the latter). 102/254
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London Stock Exchange is moving its European government bond trading platform (MTS Cash) from London to Italy, effective 1 March 2019. 20% of its 13.4 billion euros worth of daily trade will shift to Milan. 103/254
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A.M. Best, the specialist insurance sector rating agency, established a new office in Amsterdam to be able to continue to provide ratings to be used for regulatory purposes post-Brexit. The new office became operational on 1 October 2018. 104/254
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Prior to 2016, fewer than 50 solicitors from England and Wales also registered in the Republic of Ireland. Since the Brexit referendum, the number registered in Ireland has risen to over 2,000 (11% of named solicitors). 105/254
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Premier Foods (makers of Bisto, Oxo & Mr Kipling) estimate their working capital will be depleted by £10 million as a result of the need to stockpile raw materials as a contingency before Brexit. 106/254
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Dublin Port is spending €30 million on Brexit preparations, including €10 million on primary inspection posts and €20 million on secondary posts for State agencies that will carry out customs clearance checks, food and animal health checks. 107/254
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The Electoral Commission reports that it cost £129.1 million to stage the 2016 referendum, including £94.5 million spent on administration. 108/254
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Scotland's largest turkey farmer is moving 10% of his business (tens of thousands of birds) to the Continent in preparation for a no-deal Brexit, and because he can no longer be assured of access to seasonal workers. 109/254
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UBS has picked Frankfurt for its post-Brexit European hub, and expects to incur costs of more than US$100 million because of Brexit, including relocation and legal costs. 110/254
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Johnson & Johnson expects to spend US$80 million on new customs clearances and conformity assessment processes, and anticipates that its Brexit costs in the UK will peak at US$180 million in 2025. 111/254
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A Sheffield company, B.Braun Medical, spent £3 million on Brexit preparations. Boss said he "can't see anything positive about Brexit", and noted that it was "dead money" that could have been spent "recruiting, developing and training people." 112/254
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Official HMRC no-deal Brexit impact assessment predicts £6.5 billion/year administrative burden on UK businesses from additional import/export declarations. Pure red tape costs, for nothing whatsoever in return. Like driving with the handbrake on. 113/254
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Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. changed its trademark plans for Regalia: "We recently withdrew the EU application due to Brexit and plan to resubmit using the Netherlands rather than the UK as the designated rapporteur." 114/254
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M&G Investments is transferring a number of its investment funds totalling over £30 billion in assets from the UK to Luxembourg, including its £19.4 billion M&G Optimal Income fund (formerly the largest fund in the UK). 115/254
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Having stated in 2017 that a £150 million investment in tyre production in the UK was derailed by Brexit, Dmack announced in November 2018 that it is opening a factory in Italy instead, to fulfil an ambition to operate its own facility in Europe. 116/254
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France is planning to reconfigure its ports so that traffic destined for Ireland isn't delayed by the additional customs checks that will be required on UK-bound goods after Brexit. 117/254
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Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has obtained approval from the ECB to establish a banking subsidiary in Frankfurt as part of its preparations for a no-deal Brexit. It intends the subsidiary to commence operations in 2019. 118/254
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Crispin Odey, a hedge fund manager who donated almost £900,000 to pro-Brexit campaigns, boasted following the referendum that he made £220 million overnight by betting that the markets would collapse in the event of a leave vote. 119/254
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95 job losses were announced at Wright Group, a Northern Ireland-based bus manufacturer, in June 2018 - with the losses being blamed on Brexit. It's worth noting that the company's founder was a prominent Leave supporter. 120/254
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Pets at Home stated in November 2018 that it had stockpiled petfood and products worth "a couple of million pounds" in advance of Brexit, and warned that 17% of the goods it supplied came from outside the UK. 121/254
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Portsmouth City Council has claimed its investment in a portfolio of 13 commercial properties around the country, worth over £140 million, was risk-free, despite strong warnings of the potential for market disruption due to Brexit. 122/254
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A no deal Brexit would put 25,000 ski resort and other seasonal overseas jobs at risk for British workers. 123/254
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Ireland won more than 55 Brexit-related investments in 2018. Overall, over 14,000 net jobs were created through foreign direct investment in Ireland last year, the highest level on record attributed to FDI. 124/254
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Made.com is bulking up its Paris operation, and planning separate UK and EU supply chains for after Brexit. 125/254
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RBS is applying for a German banking license to help preserve its EU27 business after Brexit. It has also set aside a £100 million contingency fund against bad loans due to Brexit (ie loans to firms going bust). 126/254
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The UK Government failed to negotiate a visa waiver with the EU after Brexit, despite being gung-ho about the prospect, and it being part of the Political Declaration. Instead, we'll have to pay 7 Euro and register online in advance of travel. 127/254
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DEFRA tried to poach 75 staff from the Environment Agency in a panic over its lack of readiness for no-deal Brexit, according to a secret memo. Of course, that weakens the EA and decreases environmental protections. 128/254
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Bombardier, Cobham and over 200 other UK aerospace manufacturers have already applied to come under the jurisdiction of regulators in other EU countries, via an application process operated by the European Aviation Safety Authority. 129/254
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The UK Government is hiring 150 lorries in order to simulate the congestion on Kent roads that could be expected after a no deal Brexit, and expects to conduct a range of tests in early January 2019. 130/254
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The Department for Education is set to lose up to 1,000 staff (1/6th of its entire workforce) under plans that would see civil servants redeployed to roles in other departments on the front line of a no deal Brexit scenario. 131/254
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Agents and landlords are having to turn potential renters away, because clarification of the Right to Rent checks that may be applicable to EU citizens post-Brexit was not fortcoming in the December 2018 immigration white paper. 132/254
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Ford reported a near US$1 billion drop in profits from its European operations in its 2017 annual report, with US$600 million attributed directly to Brexit and the fall in the value of the pound since the referendum. 133/254
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Defra is planning to set up a 24/7 emergency call centre for after a no-deal Brexit, to be staffed for three to six months in the first instance. 134/254
theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
Kent Police have been banned from taking any holidays for a month after Brexit Day. 135/254
metro.co.uk/2019/01/03/pol…
3,500 Army troops will be made available to "support any government department on any contingencies they may need" after a no deal Brexit. 136/254
independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…
Societe Generale is establishing a Paris hub to be able to clear euro-denominated derivatives in the EU. This move comes as a result of client requests. 137/254
uk.reuters.com/article/uk-soc…
Insurer Hiscox spent US$15 million (£11.5 million) in preparations against a no-deal Brexit. 138/254
telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/…
Up to 600 staff may be redeployed from the Department for Internationational Development to other departments to cope with Brexit-related workloads. That's close to 20% of the entire department. 139/254
itv.com/news/2018-12-2…
Farmers have been forced to let thousands of pounds worth of vegetables rot in fields because the seasonal EU workforce they depend on is drying up. One farm outside St Andrews said enough broccoli to feed 15,000 people was wasted. 140/254
independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-n…
The European Union Baroque Orchestra, based in Oxfordshire since 1985, and auditioning around 100 young musicians a year, moved in 2017 to Antwerp in Belgium over Brexit-related immigration concerns. 141/254
theguardian.com/politics/2017/…
The North West Academy of English, based in Derry, was forced to move part of its operations to Letterkenny in Ireland to ensure continuity after Brexit. 142/254
derrynow.com/news/part-derr…
Oxford University Hospitals, which has the highest proportion of EU nurses of any trust outside London, has seen a dramatic exodus of EU staff. In the past year, of 133 departures, 108 were EU nationals. It currently has 450 nursing vacancies. 143/254
oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17003204.…
1,000 police officers from England and Scotland being trained for redeployment to Northern Ireland in the event of a no deal Brexit.
standard.co.uk/news/politics/… 144/254
Aspen Insurance Group is planning to open a new insurance subsidiary in Dublin to service EEA clients after Brexit. It expects the new subsidiary to be operational by Q1, 2019. 145/254
aspeninsurance.co.uk/News-Items/Gro…
Toyota and Nissan, which currently certify their vehicles in the UK, are planning to apply for certifications in EU27 countries to ensure that UK-produced vehicles can still be sold in the EU after Brexit. 146/254
asia.nikkei.com/Business/Busin…
City lawfirm Lewis Silkin opened a new office in Dublin in April 2018, citing Brexit as a factor in the decision to set up in Ireland. 147/254
lex100.com/index.php/news…
The Hut is opening a facility in Wroclaw, Poland, to protect against potential trade hurdles. It is expected to employ 1,000 staff within 2 years, and will eventually handle the bulk of the company's EU orders (currently distributed from England). 148/254
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Indos, a curry house that had been turning over more than £400,000 a year, was forced to close because its EU staff left, and it simply couldn't source enough replacements. 149/254
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Aston Martin triggered its no deal contingency plans in the first week of January 2019, stating it has hired a new supply chain chief, altered the routes its parts take so as to use ports other than Dover, and authorised air freighting. 150/254
uk.reuters.com/article/uk-bri…
Brexit cut the number of City vacancies by 39% year-on-year as of November 2018, with just 4,005 vacancies available vs 6,600 in 2017. Hakan Enver, managing director at Morgan McKinley: "Brexit has taken a considerable bite out of banking jobs" 151/254
personneltoday.com/hr/brexit-take…
Almac Group invested £30 million in opening a new European campus in Dundalk, Ireland, so that it could continue to conduct clinical trial and drug certifications for EU clients after Brexit. (Its global HQ is in NI). 152/254
almacgroup.com/news/almac-gro…
The CEO of Brompton minced no words as he explained their "shit hits the fan planning" decision to spend £50,000 on hiring a warehouse to stockpile £1m of bike parts against a hard Brexit. 153/254
theguardian.com/business/2019/…
A new report by EY estimates that £800 billion in assets will shift out of London to other EU27 capitals, some 10% of all the money managed in the City. Around 2,000 new European jobs have been created too. 154/254
ey.com/uk/en/newsroom…
Central Pharma (headquartered in Bedfordshire) opened a base in Tralee, creating up to 100 new jobs. The Chief Executive, Alwyn Smit, said "Post Brexit, Ireland offers a stable environment from which to service our European customer base." 155/254
idaireland.com/newsroom/pharm…
Fashion retailer Joules is investing in warehouse space in Europe, and planning to bring items into its Corby warehouse a few weeks earlier than usual, to guard against Brexit disruption. 156/254
leicestermercury.co.uk/news/business/…
Norinchukin, a Japanese bank that is one of the 40 largest banks in the world, announced on 11 January 2019 that it is moving part of its operation to Amsterdam, citing Brexit as the reason. 157/254
nochubank.or.jp/en/news_releas…
In January 2019, it emerged that the Police are officially advising retailers to bring in extra security staff ahead of a no deal Brexit, so as to maintain crowd control if panic buying ensues. 158/254
politico.eu/article/uk-pol…
The Department of Health has spent £1 million on leasing space in refrigerated storage to stockpile medicines against a no deal Brexit. It is spending additional undisclosed amounts on ambient temperature storage facilities. 159/254
theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2018…
Airbus has so far spent €15 million on preparing for no deal, according to evidence that Katherine Bennett (Senior Vice-President, Airbus UK) gave to the BEIS Committee on 28 November 2018. 160/254
data.parliament.uk/writtenevidenc…
The Civil service has called for volunteers to help implement fuel rationing across 75 petrol stations in Northern Ireland in the event of no deal Brexit. 161/254
irishnews.com/news/northerni…
Plans have been drawn up to turn two sites in Anglesea into lorry parks to relieve the pressure on the port of Holyhead in the event of a no deal Brexit. 162/254
bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-…
Brexit lorry jam photo op cost £60,000-£65,000, spent on: "cost to reimburse hauliers for operational costs, and reimbursement for site management costs incurred by the owners of Manston airfield". Costs incurred by Police & KCC not included. 163/254
theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2019…
Sales of British malting barley to EU brewers for delivery after Brexit Day are at a standstill, despite high demand, because it's impossible to know what market conditions will be like at the point the delivery contracts have to be fulfilled. 164/254
uk.reuters.com/article/us-bri…
Blue Seafood Company in Devon is taking the drastic step of flying crab all the way to Vietnam for packing, because not enough EU staff are available any more, and they have not been able to recruit enough local workers. 165/254
devonlive.com/news/devon-new…
Discovery Channel is applying for around 50 broadcast licenses in the Netherlands for channels that were previously licensed by the UK's Ofcom regulator. It is retaining 16 Ofcom licenses for channels broadcast in the UK. 166/254
digitaltveurope.com/2019/01/14/dis…
Hermes Investment Management is setting up a new office in Dublin as a post-Brexit base for its European clients, having been granted authorisation in December 2018 by the Central Bank of Ireland. It expects it to be up and running by 29 March. 167/254
portfolio-adviser.com/hermes-swipes-…
Caerphilly County Borough Council is establishing a £1 million contingency fund to deal with the potential impacts of Brexit. 168/254
caerphilly.observer/news/973359/ca…
London's 10 largest investment banks have spent over £1 billion collectively in Brexit preparations, with smaller firms seeing contingency costs in the £tens of millions each. 169/254
fnlondon.com/articles/citys…
As of 15 January 2019, the Government had almost 11,000 civil servants specifically working in Brexit-related roles across all departments. 170/254
theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2019…
The Philips Avent factory in Suffolk is to close with the loss of around 500 jobs. The closure is partially Brexit related. Operations are moving to the Netherlands and to Indonesia. 171/254
eadt.co.uk/business/compa…
Hitachi stopped work on £13 billion nuclear power plant at Wylfa Newydd (£2 billion loss). CEO commented previously: "Hitachi has been investing in the UK's infrastructure and nuclear industries because the UK is part of the EU. So I oppose Brexit" 172/254
bbc.co.uk/news/business-…
P&O will change the flag of its UK-registered ships to Cyprus ahead of Brexit to keep the fleet legally within the EU. (This may complicate no-deal planning.) 173/254
uk.reuters.com/article/uk-bri…
Pets at Home is planning to stockpile up to £8 million worth of pet food and other products, stating "We don't want families to run out of food for their pets." 174/254
bmmagazine.co.uk/news/pets-at-h…
Gate Gourmet, a provider of in-flight meals serving 10 UK airports, is stockpiling chilled meals at a warehouse in Peterborough, and peanuts, toilet rolls and other room-temperature items in London. 175/254
zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-2…
Brittany Ferries forced to alter its timetable to accommodate additional freight capacity as part of no deal Brexit planning, affecting 5,000 bookings and 10,000 passengers over 6 weeks beginning 29 March. Future bookings may also need changing. 176/254
travelweekly.co.uk/articles/32188…
France triggered no deal Brexit plans on 17 January. It is spending €50m on new control check-points & parking areas at French airports & ports, and a border inspection post for horses & other large animals. It is recruiting 580 extra officials. 177/254
gouvernement.fr/en/france-trig…
North P&I, a major marine insurance group headquartered in Newcastle, has set up a subsidiary in Ireland in direct response to the Brexit vote, to ensure it would continue to have access to EU markets. 178/254
chroniclelive.co.uk/business/busin…
Three quarters of warehouses across the UK are full to capacity, largely due to Brexit stockpiling. Some regions have no available capacity at all. 179/254
theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
Investment in the UK auto industry fell by 46.5% in 2018, to just £588.6 million, while UK car production fell by 9.1% to a five year low. 180/254
smmt.co.uk/2019/01/uk-aut…
Sony is merging Sony Europe into a new Amsterdam subsidiary in order to move its legal headquarters from the UK to the Netherlands, so as to be able to continue its business without disruption. No personnel relocations foreseen. 181/254
asia.nikkei.com/Business/Compa…
Insurance firm Sompo International opened a new subsidiary in Luxembourg in September 2018 to maintain a local presence in continental markets after Brexit. 182/254
insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/breaki…
Sir James Dyson is moving the HQ of Dyson from UK to Singapore. An outspoken Brexiter, he claimed the move had "nothing to do with Brexit". Nor was it allegedly for tax reasons, even though Singapore has a 17% corporation tax rate to the UK's 19%. 183/254
theguardian.com/technology/201…
Majestic Wine will import an extra £5-£8 million worth of stock to guard against delivery problems post-Brexit. 184/254
reuters.com/article/majest…
Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk is increasing its insulin stockpile from 7 to 18 weeks. It has also booked air cargo flights in case additional supplies are needed in a hurry. 185/254
supplychaindive.com/news/Insulin-s…
CME Group Inc is moving its forex forwards and swaps market (trading approx US$15 billion/day) from London to Amsterdam. 186/254
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
CBoe Global Markets shifting most of its 7 billion euros/day European equities trading from London to Amsterdam after Brexit. 187/254 "Transaction fees that currently generate tax revenue for the U.K. Treasury will in future go to the Dutch authorities."
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Bentley is increasing its stockpile of imported parts from two to 10 days, and it's accelerating the production of cars for non-European markets ahead of Brexit. 188/254
uk.reuters.com/article/uk-bri…
American Express is transferring part of its European business from the UK to its Spanish subsidiary (based in Madrid) on 1 March 2019, affecting customers in Austria, Finland, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden. 189/254
americanexpress.com/content/dam/am…
The UK military is spending over £23 million on stockpiling food, spare parts and ammo at military bases in Gibraltar, Cyprus and the Falklands. All in aid of no deal Brexit preparations, because they're so worried about interrupted supply lines. 190/254
news.sky.com/story/uk-begin…
Jaguar Land Rover will double its normal annual closure from one week to two, spanning a period shortly after Brexit Day. The company said: "There will be an additional week of production stand-down... due to potential Brexit disruption" 191/254
bbc.co.uk/news/business-…
Kent County Council has been given £28.8 million of taxpayer money to improve infrastructure around Kent in readiness for Brexit, including work on motorways, signs and signals, and on upgrading Manston Airfield (to be used as a backup lorry park) 192/254
kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/prep…
Eurotunnel has spent several million pounds on their no deal Brexit preparations, and they anticipate their costs rising further. Their efforts included the creation of 100 additional truck parking spaces to allow longer queues. 193/254
railway-news.com/brexit-vote-de…
The BBC is considering setting up a new European base in Brussels, to get around the issue that UK broadcast licenses will no longer be valid for EU27 countries after Brexit. 194/254
theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is moving about 200 London jobs to Paris in February 2019, with more to follow after Brexit Day. A hundred staff have already been moved to Dublin. 195/254
standard.co.uk/business/merri…
NBCUniversal International Networks has applied to the Bavarian Media Authority in Germany for six broadcast licenses that would enable it to keep offering its TV channels across the EU after Brexit. 196/254
variety.com/2019/biz/globa…
Crest Nicholson profits -15%: "we have faced some challenges in London and with sales at higher price points where political and economic uncertainty has adversely impacted customer demand and this is likely to continue pending Brexit resolution." 197/254
crestnicholson.com/-/media/invest…
Oddbins filed for administration Jan 2019: "The deterioration of the high street, combined with the continuing economic uncertainty surrounding the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, has resulted in an unsustainable, tough physical retail market." 198/254
cityam.com/272350/oddbins…
Nomura sought legal approval in January 2019 to move US$300 million in capital out of its main UK unit into European subsidiaries as part of its preparations against Brexit. It is also moving some London staff to Paris and Frankfurt. 199/254
ft.com/content/ef1b68…
January 2019 Lords report shows Brexit has had a "material effect" on UK's relationship with the European Investment Bank. EIB lent €7bn to 54 projects in 2016, compared to €1.8bn to 12 projects in 2017 and just €932m to 10 projects last year. 200/254
independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…
Pressmark Pressings Ltd, a company making auto parts, borrowed £200,000 so that it could double its reserves of steel to 15 days in advance of Brexit. 201/254
nytimes.com/2019/01/31/bus…
Scottish Police are planning to deal with public disorder, and disruption at ports and airports post-Brexit by deploying 400 officers specifically on Brexit-related duties. 202/254
chroniclelive.co.uk/news/uk-news/b…
Unilever is stockpiling several weeks' worth of Ben and Jerry's ice cream and Magnum bars in the UK, and deodorant in the EU, in case of supply chain problems due to Brexit. 203/254
bbc.co.uk/news/business-…
34 contracts worth £95 million altogether were awarded in 2018 to consultancy firms to advise the public sector on Brexit. 9 suppliers, including PwC, Deloitte and McKinsey, received £5-£10 million each. 204/254
ft.com/content/e6fe54…
Chubb (world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company) is redomiciling from the UK to France. It has already received permission from the french regulator, and aims to complete its move on 1 January 2019. 205/254
chubb.com/uk-en/brexit/
Maersk (Europe's largest shipping line) is going to take its ships off the UK register due to Brexit, exiting the UK tonnage tax regime. It will also stop taking on UK cadets. 206/254
safety4sea.com/maersk-heads-t…
The Netherlands is taking on over 100 new vets to handle livestock inspections after the UK leaves the EU. Many, from other EU countries, are being giving a 6-week crash course in the Dutch language. 207/254
reuters.com/article/us-bri…
Nissan announced in February 2019 it would not be building the X-Trail model in Sunderland after all, reversing its commitment of October 2016 made in the wake of confidential Government assurances over Brexit. 208/254
news.sky.com/story/nissan-c…
UK insurance and investment group Royal London is facing costs in excess of £21 million to move £1 billion of financial assets from the UK to Ireland in advance of Brexit. Its new Irish office will employ about 20 staff. 209/254
independent.ie/business/brexi…
Natwest Market is moving 6bn worth of client assets and £7bn in liabilities from its UK business to its new EU hub in Amsterdam. The move affects 30% of its customers and 20% of its revenues. 210/254
theguardian.com/business/2018/…
The Government spent £800,000 preparing for a possible legal case by Eurotunnel over the "ferries for Brexit" scandal (never went to trial in the end, because the Government reached an out of court settlement). 211/254
bbc.co.uk/news/uk-471240…
The Government reached a £33,000,000 out of court settlement with Eurotunnel over Chris Grayling's ferry debacle, only hours before the trial was due to start. The settlement is unconditional, meaning the money will be paid no matter what. 212/254
theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
Yves Rocher will shut down its UK operations on 14 March 2019, after more than 25 years, saying: "the economic context does not allow the Yves Rocher brand to continue trading in the UK any more" 213/254
yves-rocher.co.uk/control/catego…
Kelloggs, in its latest investment guidance, specified that its no deal Brexit preparations cost it $3 million during the quarter ending 29 December 2018. 214/254
investor.kelloggs.com/Cache/10012482…
Dyson cut 100 UK back office jobs just days before announcing they were moving their corporate HQ to Singapore. Allowed them to say "just 2 jobs" would be lost in the move (because the others had already gone). 215/254
ft.com/content/300aec…
Flybmi went bust: "The airline has faced several difficulties, including recent spikes in fuel and carbon costs, the latter arising from the EU's recent decision to exclude UK airlines from full participation in the Emissions Trading Scheme" 216/254
theguardian.com/business/2019/…
Vision Gelpack (polyethylene products manufacturer) in administration: "The decision to put the company in administration mirrors harsh realities to do with future prospects that have been affected by the uncertainty surrounding the Brexit process" 217/254
printweek.com/print-week/new…
Howden Joinery has invested £15 million in building up stockpiles ahead of Brexit. 218/254
kbbreview.com/21626/topstory…
onda announced on 19 February 2019 that it would close its manufacturing plant in Swindon by 2021, with the loss of 3,500 jobs (and many more in the supply chain). Not wholly related to Brexit, but not unconnected either. 219/254
wired.co.uk/article/honda-…
HMRC has hired 2,300 extra civil servants (as of March 2019) to prepare for Brexit, and expects that number to increase to 5,300 if we leave the EU without a deal. 220/254
civilserviceworld.com/articles/news/…
The UK risks losing out on nearly £1 billion in European Social Fund money, because the Government is not managing to allocate the funds that have already been granted fast enough. 221/254
bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…
Acorns Children's Hospice cuts 12 staff after unexpectedly weak earnings: "We believe that the difficult high-street environment, as well as some corporate uncertainty as the Brexit date draws closer, is contributing to these disappointing figures" 222/254
birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-…
Vauxhall said it won't invest in its Ellesmere Port plant until Brexit is clear: "we cannot invest in a site where we don't know what is going to be the profitability based on eventual customs duties that would be put on top of that business case." 223/254
wirralglobe.co.uk/news/17479771.…
The University of Surrey is offering voluntary redundancy to all staff to save £5 million, citing reduced income due to Brexit, a competitive student recruitment environment, increasing pension costs & a national review of tuition fee levels. 224/254
getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-ne…
As of mid-February 2019, the UK had only rolled over £16 billion out of the £117 billion in trade deals it currently enjoys with third countries by virtue of our EU membership. 225/254
theguardian.com/business/2019/…
The Department of Health is spending £11 million on warehouse contracts to be able to store medicines in preparation for a no-deal Brexit. 226/254
pulsetoday.co.uk/political/poli…
Civil servants at Stormont are being offered pay increases, and bonuses of up to £1,500, to join the "Command, Control and Coordination" structures which officials plan to operate on a 24/7 basis in a no-deal Brexit scenario. 227/254
irishnews.com/news/brexit/20…
The Metropolitan Police has imposed restrictions on police leave during March and April 2019 to "allow the service to have sufficient officers and staff available to deal with any issues arising from the UK leaving the EU". 228/254
news.sky.com/story/restrict…
DirectLine has raised its capital buffers by £120 million to guard against the effects of Brexit. It is also offering green cards (proofs of insurance) to its motorist customers planning to travel abroad. 229/254
standard.co.uk/business/direc…
Ryanair has secured a UK license to be able to keep flying within the UK and to non-EU routes after a no-deal Brexit. The air operator's certificate (AOC) was issued by the Civil Aviation Authority in early January 2019. 230/254
standard.co.uk/news/uk/ryanai…
Rolls-Royce is shifting design approval work on its large aero engines from Derby to Germany. 231/254
eastmidlandsbusinesslink.co.uk/mag/manufactur…
The Department of Health has set up a logistics hub in Belgium to create a "dedicated shipment channel" for medicines with very short shelf lives that can't be easily stockpiled. It expects to be able to complete shipments within 3 days. 232/254
pharmaceutical-journal.com/news-and-analy…
The UK Government will still be liable to pay an unspecified percentage of the "low tens of millions of pounds" worth of warehousing contracts it has signed in order to stockpile medicines, even if Brexit ends up being delayed or cancelled. 233/254
theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2019…
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council are purchasing 100 laptops so that staff can work from home after Brexit, at a cost of £105,000. 234/254
timeslocalnews.co.uk/tonbridge-news…
Porsche is requiring new car buyers to sign a clause agreeing that they will commit themselves to paying the 10% tariff on cars delivered after Brexit Day, in the event of a no-deal forcing the UK onto WTO terms. 235/254
bbc.co.uk/news/business-…
GVC Holdings is reconfiguring part of its gambling business away from Gibraltar so that its EU-focused divisions are licensed in Malta, with servers hosted in Ireland. 236/254
sbcnews.co.uk/retail/2019/03…
Babcock (UK's second largest defense contractor) took a one-off charge of £10 million relating to setting up separate subsidiaries across the EU. It will also incur ongoing costs of £10 million/year from 2020. 237/254
ft.com/content/dcd098…
Portsmouth is expected to have to spend £1.3 million on Brexit contingency plans, including a system to stop lorries at Junction 1 of the M275, and direct those without full documentation to a holding area. 238/254
portsmouth.co.uk/news/politics/…
£12.7 million of the Government's Brexit contingency funds (i.e. taxpayer money) will be directed to the Royal Navy to enable it to increase border patrols from 200 to 600 days annually. 239/254
afloat.ie/port-news/nava…
The UK Government is dishing out £56.5 million of taxpayer money to local authorities across England to help support their Brexit preparation efforts. 240/254
gov.uk/government/new…
The Irish Government is setting aside €428 million in readiness for Brexit, including €300 million of loans for businesses. 241/254
rte.ie/news/brexit/20…
Aston Martin has set aside £30 million for Brexit contingencies. The funds will be used to "protect production and customer deliveries". 242/254
autoexpress.co.uk/aston-martin/1…
A NAO review of critical Government Brexit IT systems found that six out of eight of them will either end up be delayed, or be delivered in an inadequate condition. 243/254
nao.org.uk/wp-content/upl…
Investment firm Smith & Williamson is in the process of applying to set up an Irish-regulated unit to protect itself against a hard Brexit. 244/254
irishtimes.com/business/finan…
Some art dealers are shipping high-value pieces of art out of the UK ahead of Brexit to avoid potential post-Brexit duties being levied on them (art can currently be shipped seamlessly around the EU duty-free). 245/254
aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/b…
The Bank of England has tightened liquidity requirements for some UK lenders ahead of Brexit, extending the Liquidity Coverage Ratio from 30 to 100 days for the affected firms. 246/254
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The US money-transfer firm MoneyGram opened a new office in Brussels and gained a license as a payment provider from the National Bank of Belgium to ensure its business isn't disrupted by Brexit. (It is retaining a presence in the UK too.) 247/254
newindianexpress.com/business/2018/…
Regale Microwave Ovens has spent £600,000 on Brexit stockpiling measures, including "packing its warehouse full of products, renting six full static containers and leasing extra warehousing close to its premises." 248/254
cateringinsight.com/regale-invests…
Irish firm Origin Enterprises has spent between €10 million and €15 million on its Brexit contingency plans, including bringing forward spend from later in the year. 249/254
irishtimes.com/business/agrib…
Heathrow has raised £981 million in debt to keep it going through a hard Brexit. The chief executive stated: "That gives us a level of financial resilience that means we’re well protected in case of whatever worst-case scenario we can envisage." 250/254
ft.com/content/ceb7d6…
The Home Office is planning to spend £3.75 million on TV and radio ads, outdoor media and online advertising, with the aim of encouraging EU citizens to secure their status in the UK post-Brexit. 251/254
dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/artic…
Uddlesford District Council is setting aside £200,000 to manage the local impact of Brexit. The money could be spent on a range of measures, including bolstering border controls at Stansted. 252/254
dunmowbroadcast.co.uk/news/uttlesfor…
Japanese pharmaceutical company Shionigi (praised by Boris Johnson 5 years ago for choosing to base its European HQ in London) is now planning to move its UK operations to the Netherlands through a merger with a Dutch subsidiary. 253/254
Finally, on a lighter note, Ladybird have "done" Brexit as part of their Ladybird for Grown-Ups series. The book combines nostalgic classic paintings and hard-nose, biting satire. (This is a real book you can actually buy, not just a meme!) 254/254
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