Brexit: under the microscope

As the Brexit transition period comes to an end and trade talks reach a critical stage, we ask industry experts what leaving the EU means for the UK optometry sector.

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With just days to go until the 31 December deadline, the UK is still waiting for the announcement of a deal – or no deal – with the European Union. With or without one, from New Year’s onwards we could see the introduction of import tariffs and changes to the supply and regulation of equipment, as well as the way staff are trained and recruited.

Back in November 2018, Acuity spoke to leading industry bodies to get their take on what Brexit would mean for optical businesses. Two years on, we go back to them to see if their predictions have changed.

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