Set up shop in Europe, government advisers tell Brexit-hit businesses

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Exporters advised by Department for International Trade officials to form EU-based companies to circumvent border issues

Brexit nightmare: British businesses at breaking point

British businesses that export to the continent are being encouraged by government trade advisers to set up separate companies inside the EU in order to get around extra charges, paperwork and taxes resulting from Brexit, the Observer can reveal.

In an extraordinary twist to the Brexit saga, UK small businesses are being told by advisers working for the Department for International Trade (DIT) that the best way to circumvent border issues and VAT problems that have been piling up since 1 January is to register new firms within the EU single market, from where they can distribute their goods far more freely.

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