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Brexit Drives Rise In U.K. Food Prices and Lifts Cost of Living

  • Report shows impact of border delays and stricter checks
  • Economists say food inflation will hit poorest households most
A shopper passes a market stall selling fresh fruit and vegetables in Croydon, Greater London.

A shopper passes a market stall selling fresh fruit and vegetables in Croydon, Greater London.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

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Brexit-related trade barriers have driven a 6% increase in U.K. food prices, adding to a squeeze on consumer spending power, according to a new report.