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CentrePiece Article
In brief...Brexit and outward investment by UK firms
Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy and Thomas Sampson
July 2019
Paper No' CEPCP552:
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CentrePiece 24 (2) Summer 2019


Tags: brexit; investment; firms

Abstract:

Media reports have highlighted that some UK firms have started to move production abroad in anticipation of Brexit. CEP analysis confirms that there has indeed been a substantial increase in outward investments. The shift is entirely driven by the services sector, perhaps because Brexit negotiations have made manufacturing the priority.

This article summarises 'Voting with their Money: Brexit and Outward Investment by UK Firms' by Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No. 13