U.K. Manufacturers Are Stepping Up Stockpiling Efforts as Brexit Deadline Looms Closer
U.K. manufacturers are intensifying their stockpiling efforts as they brace for a potentially disruptive Brexit.
Factories reported an almost record increase in stocks last month, IHS Markit said in a report Wednesday. New orders also picked up as firms and their clients rushed to protect themselves before the March exit date.
"There is increased concern that the U.K. could leave the EU without a deal next March and this will lead to serious disruptions," said Howard Archer, chief ec...