Retailers are being told not to worry about threats to their supply chain, following reports of a freeze on investment in last week’s issue, after the publication of the government’s latest Brexit white paper. 

David Worsfold, of Farrant’s Newsagents in Surrey, said: “We might experience some tiny supply chain problems, but they will be short-lived. We will have to endure short-term pain for long-term gain.

“My local MP, Dominic Raab, has been appointed Brexit secretary. He told me not to pay attention to the panic voiced in the papers. There is no point us demanding what we want.”

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