Independent florists in Cambridge tell how high-cost imports and long border delays would hit their trade

It is Valentine’s Day in Cambridge and, at a market stall near King’s College, Nicki Lark is cheerfully selling bouquets of roses, daffodils and tulips to young lovers in the sunshine. But, behind her smiles, she is worried.

She fears that, like many other UK businesses that rely heavily on imports from Europe, this family-run florist, which has operated in the city’s market square for the past 60 years, will have to increase its prices in the event of a no-deal Brexit – and might struggle to survive.

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