North-South trade post-Brexit: ‘I’m avoiding England, it doesn’t work for me any more'

Early economic figures show emerging shift from east-west to north-south dealings

Heidi Steffen of Iona Health Food Shop in Holywood, Co Down: ‘Now every item [from Britain] needs a customs declaration.’ Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Heidi Steffen of Iona Health Food Shop in Holywood, Co Down: ‘Now every item [from Britain] needs a customs declaration.’ Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Heidi Steffen has run the Iona health shop in Holywood, Co Down for 35 years but has experienced some of the biggest changes in her business in the past six months. It is all down to Brexit.

“I am avoiding England – it doesn’t work for me any more,” she said.

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