Leaked letter warns that a no-deal Brexit could trigger another recession

A leaked cabinet letter has revealed that another recession could hit the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

This news has come just as the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier announced that a no-deal Brexit “becomes day after day more likely”.

The letter from cabinet secretary Sir Mark Sedwill contained analysis that warned about the damaging effects a no-deal Brexit could have on the economy including:

  • A fall in the pound that would create a damaging UK-only recession, likely to be “more harmful” than the 2008 global recession.
  • A 10% increase in the price of food.
  • The collapse of many businesses that rely on trading with the EU.
  • Pressure on the government to find money to bail these businesses out.

As MPs continue to struggle to find a solution to the problem that they agree on, experts warn that a no-deal Brexit could be looming.

Alternative solutions include a customs union, second referendum, or an extension to Article 50.

Whatever the outcome, it’s going to be a while before we hear the end of Brexit and its effects on our economy.

Businesses should proactively prepare for Brexit

In the meantime, businesses should brace themselves for a period of uncertainty and instability. Proactively preparing your business for a no-deal Brexit can help you to adapt to changes quicker and minimise financial loss.

If your business has already taken a downturn or you are struggling with debt, then now is a good time to seek advice from a professional.

Our team of experts can offer debt advice and company rescue servicesincluding help with improving cashflow and negotiating with creditors to turn your business around.

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