After the vote to leave the European Union there has been a lot of talk on how it will affect the UK but I will write about how it may affect us in Yorkshire.
When the UK leave the EU it is unlikely we will have free trade with other countries in the EU so importing or exporting crops is going to be hard. Importing costs are going to rise so crops such as pineapples and avocados will rise in price as we cannot naturally grow them due to our climate. So a lot of fruit and veg will rise due to the expenses of importing it. And exporting our goods will be hard as countries in the EU will choose to import from other countries as expenses will be too much. This will affect Yorkshire especially due to the high amount of farming.
Category D services/workers will go down
Most of these services like window cleaning, car washing and customer service call centres will reduce as if less people are coming from poorer countries in the EU such as Romania or Poland, less people will be willing to do low paying jobs. It is very often that people from other EU countries will think our minimum wage is good compared to their countries so they are happy to work for low pay while people from the UK are generally not happy with minimum pay so even produce managers or owners of businesses will suffer. As people willing to work on their pay will go down so will bosses have to up the pay which will mean they will increase the prices of their products or services. Yorkshire will be hit big as a lot of our category D workers are from other EU countries.
The price of the sterling
Now many experts predict that the UK will enter another recession when we leave the EU due to the shares in the UK. As not many investors will buy shares as it is unknown how the UK will do without the protection and safety from the EU as not many companies will come to the UK. so many predict big companies will not invest in businesses in the UK so we are predicted to have a nation-wide increase in people unemployed and job availability to go down.
They may be the negatives but let’s stay upbeat and say that Britain can stand on its own two feet but only time will tell if we can. Let’s hope the future will be bright for the UK and especially Yorkshire and we can sort out these on coming problems.
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