Trade figures trigger export help call

THE deficit in UK trade remained stuck at £4.5bn in July, according to new figures.

Analysts warned the disappointing figures suggested trade will act as a drag on UK growth in the third quarter of the year.

There were also fresh calls for the Government to do more to help UK businesses export.

Nida Ali, economic advisor to the Ernst & Young ITEM Club, said: “The trade data continues to disappoint – if there are similar deficits in August and September then there is a good chance that the Q3 deficit w... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...