Port expansion in Liverpool will open up South American markets ©PA Images
Port expansion in Liverpool will open up South American markets ©PA Images

3 ways Brexit will hit the North of England

How will Brexit affect the Northern Powerhouse? It's not an easy question to answer, but Damian Waters – North West regional director at the CBI – knows more than most

At a recent CIPS Manchester branch event, he gave three key areas to watch as negotiations continue to progress.


There is more than one hard border between the Republic of Ireland and the UK. “What does the border look like for ships coming in and out of Liverpool and other ports in the North West?” said Waters. Any deal around Ireland’s land border has the potential to change shipping routes too, which could impact the North West.

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