Brexit to blame for a third of Britain’s food bill rise, researchers say

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By James Davey LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s departure from the European Union has accounted for about a third of the increase in food bills for households since 2019, equivalent to about 250 pounds ($316), researchers from the London School of Economics and other universities said. Britain has been battling inflation for over a year, partly driven by its highest rate of food price growth since 1977, with food prices up more than 19% over the last year. Although London and Brussels have an agreement allowing largely tariff-free trade in goods, barriers to exports and imports in the form of pape…

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