Many UK exporters say Brexit trade deal hurts business; price rises loom; US jobless claims rise – as it happened

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UK businesses are calling on the government for more help exporting to Europe, after new research found that many firms believed the EU trade deal was not helping them grow or increase sales.

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has surveyed 1,000 businesses, and found that a majority said it has created problems such as pushing up costs, increasing paperwork and delays, and putting the UK at a competitive disadvantage.

Just 8% of firms agreed that the Trade and Co-operation Agreement

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