Brexit 'threat to business', say trade figures

Brexit 'threat to business', say trade figures

As issues crystallised ahead of this week’s referendum on UK membership of the European Union, a majority of senior trade figures The Bookseller spoke to back “Remain”, saying economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit would be damaging to the UK. But those arguing the “Leave” case say such fears are exaggerated.

A victory for “Leave” is widely predicted to result in a swift drop in the value of the pound. If so, import costs would rise for publishers, while the economic uncertainty could cause consumer spending to shrink that would hit everyone, many say.

Bonnier Publishing c.e.o. Richard J...

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