May 10, 2021
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Sucking it up: UK manufacturers look in vain for Sir James Dyson’s Brexit benefits

independent– The Brexit-supporting manufacturing entrepreneur Sir James Dyson gave an interview this week in which he suggested the UK’s departure from the European Union’s single market and customs union on 31 December was already yielding benefits for British businesses. “We’ve got our freedom, we can make trade agreements with other countries outside Europe [and]
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John Lewis warns of more store closures when lockdown ends after posting £517m loss

independent– John Lewis has warned staff it will permanently close more stores after the “most challenging year in the partnership’s history”. The department store chain reported huge losses, largely due to coronavirus lockdowns that have seen its stores close for long periods and prompted a rapid shift to online shopping. In an announcement on Thursday, John