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Brexit: Up to 23,000 jobs at risk due to NI Protocol, claims report

Research says economy here will take a dive

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The protocol will mean additional regulatory checks and certifications on animal-based products entering the region from Great Britain (Liam McBurney/PA)

The protocol will mean additional regulatory checks and certifications on animal-based products entering the region from Great Britain (Liam McBurney/PA)

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The protocol will mean additional regulatory checks and certifications on animal-based products entering the region from Great Britain (Liam McBurney/PA)

UP to 23,000 jobs are at risk as a result of the Northern Ireland Protocol and consumer choices and prices would also be harmed by the arrangement, a report by the Department for the Economy has claimed.

The report was published on Monday but was written before last week's announcements on the protocol, agreed between the UK and EU, to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.

The DfE has published a separate report by Retail Economics suggesting that goods coming into NI after the transition period would bear average tariffs of nearly 11% in a no-deal Brexit.


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