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Brexit delivers blow to online shoppers as Northern Ireland orders shelved

Consumer headache after big retailers press pause on services as new rules come into force

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Brexit could affect online shoppping (Tim Goode/PA)

Brexit could affect online shoppping (Tim Goode/PA)

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Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis

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Brexit could affect online shoppping (Tim Goode/PA)

Northern Ireland's online shoppers are facing fewer choices as big retailers like John Lewis, Dunelm and TK Maxx pause deliveries as the Brexit transition period ends.

As NI embarks on a new era in its trade with the EU and Great Britain on Friday, a consumer watchdog said there is "market uncertainty" for the public here.

The NI Protocol, which was agreed as part of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement last year, is bringing in checks on goods coming into Northern Ireland from Great Britain.


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