The UK prime minister is looking to secure a last-gasp deal that will gain cross-party support, as well as the backing of the EU and the Irish Taoiseach. It’s no secret that the potential economic disaster of a no-deal Brexit could see some big companies leave the UK – Nissan is the latest company to once again voice its concerns – but it seems there could be a huge knock-on effect for the UK’s freelance workforce.
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Ford has become the latest company to announce it will be closing one of its UK plants – in 2020, the car giant will be closing of its Bridgend plant after 40 years in service. This comes on the back of Honda’s decision to bail out of the UK, and countless other companies who are considering their position in the UK.
But are businesses really leaving the UK because of Brexit?
Following Theresa May’s resignation, Boris Johnson is the front-runner to take control of the Conservative party and take over a Prime Minister of the UK – but would the appointment of the hard-Brexiter would be a disaster that would drive the value of the pound down even further?
One high-profile businessman certainly seems to think so.