North East business stockpiling goods to prepare for a 'No Deal' Brexit

MI Supplies Credit: ITV News

A North East import business has told ITV News Tyne Tees that it is stockpiling goods and products in preparation for a 'No Deal' Brexit.

With just three months to go until Britain leaves the European Union, the Government said it will publish guidelines on how everyone can get ready if we leave the EU without an agreement for future relations.

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At MI Supplies in Teesside, bosses are concerned Britain is heading for a 'no deal' Brexit.

The firm supplies protective kit to other businesses, but 90 per cent of its products are imported with much of its stock coming from Europe.

That is why the company is now stockpiling goods and products before the UK’s departure date on the 29th March.

It is the "unknown" that is causing one business group in the region concern.

The North East England Chamber of Commerce say it is not just importer businesses like MI who could be impacted, but exporters too.

The government’s own forecasts last year suggest that the North East will be the worst affected region by a 'no deal' Brexit and one local MP says it is up to individual businesses to make sure they are prepared for that.