UK: Aberdeen MSP highlights concern over increase in flower tariff

An Aberdeen politician has written to government officials to voice concerns over florists facing rising importation costs in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

Aberdeen Donside Mark McDonald was contacted by florists in his constituency over a proposed 8% tariff, which would see increased costs imposed on flowers coming into the UK after December 31 if no deal is struck with the European Community.

On top of the tariff, there would administrative charges levied on local businesses which, coupled with the increase, would have to be passed along through costs as price increases to customers.

Reportedly enhanced border checks would also delay the arrival of perishable flowers both into the country and to florists, which could affect product quality.

Read more at the Evening Express (Emma Morrice)

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