Business at cross-channel and European freight forwarder France Line International Transport remains buoyant, despite the frustrating, ongoing uncertainty over Brexit – an uncertainty that is unquestionably now harming UK competitiveness, says managing director Marie Boyer. Healthy trading figures along with ongoing development and growth of new services contributed to France Line being voted Best European Road Freight Specialist 2019 and Recognised Leaders in Specialist Cross-Channel Freight Services 2019 at the SME News 2019 Transport Awards. A recognition of France Line’s diligence and hard work.
The Brexit story is certainly picking up momentum. In our last edition we featured comments and views from Greater Manchester-based Economist Dr John Ashcroft. In this edition we follow John’s insights with Edwina Currie’s observations on the subject.
Edwina is a graduate of Oxford and the LSE and taught economics, economic history and business studies before serving as MP for South Derbyshire for 14 years. From there she went to the top of the political tree holding a high profile position in Margaret Thatcher’s government.
Entire industries will cease to exist, as automation develops and machines become capable of doing many of the jobs we take for granted today. The ways in which business operates as a consequence of that is changing and will continue to change in ways that we don’t yet even understand. Building a flexible UK workforce that can meet the demands of this changing business model is vital.
At the University of Salford Business School we are committed to developing business leaders and managers that are equipped for next-generation practice in the global marketplace.
John Ashcroft, Economist and author of The Saturday Economist, weighs up the evidence.
Britain faces a ‘devastating recession’, a plunging pound and soaring prices if a ‘No deal Brexit’ takes place, according to a recent analysis from ratings agency Moody’s.
Here’s how that works out… In the event of no agreement to an orderly exit from the EU, the UK would face a considerable crisis of confidence leading to a fall in output.
Is this likely?