Brexit raises problems for UK retailers

Added On October 10, 2017

A British trade body warns that prices may rise and home deliveries could be slower after Brexit.
The British Retail Consortium says retail business will have those problems unless the sector retains access to all EU workers after Brexit.
According to an annual workforce survey, EU citizens account for just 6 percent of the industry's total workforce. However, they are concentrated in warehouse and distribution jobs.
More than half of retailers say their EU employees are worried about their right to remain in the UK.
The trade body says the ending of free movement for EU nationals could lead to higher costs for businesses and consumers, from delivery service to prices.
It argues that the retail sector should keep access to non-graduate European workers without the need for employer sponsorship.