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MoneyYoung adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'

11:40  11 september  2019
11:40  11 september  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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The number of Britons preparing for Brexit by stockpiling food and medicines is on the increase, new figures suggest.

A Kantar survey has revealed that 9% of UK residents have already stockpiled essentials in advance of the UK's departure from the European Union, currently scheduled for 31 October.

This is three percentage points higher than the 6% who said they were stockpiling in August - and analysts say this is the highest level since they began tracking the trend in October 2018.

Kantar questioned 1,144 "politically representative" adults in the UK online between 5 and 9 September 2019.

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Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit' © Getty

Its survey also found:

  • About 21% of Liberal Democrat voters have already stockpiled - and a further 14% are likely to
  • The most likely age group to stockpile are 25 to 34-year-olds
  • Men are likelier to have stockpiled, or to consider doing so, than women
  • Remainers are likelier to have stockpiled, or to consider doing so, than Leavers

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Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'
Young adults, men and Remainers 'likeliest to stockpile before Brexit'

In total, 23% of respondents said they have already stockpiled food or medicine - or are likely to in the near future.

At the TUC conference in Brighton on Tuesday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warned a no-deal Brexit will destroy jobs, push up food prices and cause shortages of "everyday medicines".

Back in August, Michael Gove acknowledged that there "will be some bumps in the road" in the event of no-deal, but insisted that a secret government report warning of food, fuel and drug shortages under a no-deal Brexit was out of date.

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