Theresa May holds a regional cabinet meeting in Runcorn, Cheshire, as she launched her industrial strategy for post-Brexit Britain.
Analysts from three City of London financial institutions expect the cost of Theresa May's hard Brexit to add up to between 5 per cent and 10 per cent of GDP by 2030.
According to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey, 45% of firms were less optimistic about the overall business situation in the three months to December, while 10% were more optimistic.
Chinese workers in the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen,China on May 27, 2010. Foxconn is considering building a display-manufacturing plant in the U.S.
They may not top the lists of the country's most desirable places to settle, but the UK's new towns have enjoyed formidable house price growth in the last decade, growing by 32pc and outperforming the national average.