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The pound has plunged in value, businesses have been losing contracts amid soaring import prices, and large employers dependent on access to EU markets are talking about reducing their UK operations or moving away completely. Here we present big-picture indicators and stories from businesses large and small.

European companies plan withdrawal from British banks

More than half of European companies think UK banks will lose “passporting” rights

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Infrastructure spending suffers post-poll slump

The value of contracts for July fell 20 percent against the previous month

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How Brexit will cost Britons an extra £0.5bn this summer

The nation has spent £500 million more on holiday due to collapsed pound

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Leading North East architect blames collapse on Brexit

Red Box Design suffered delay or cancellation of five major projects after the poll result

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Brexit cited in profit warnings from 10 companies

Banking jobs threatened while weak pounds boosts profits for some, FT business tracker finds

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Economic damage will outweigh pay rises says think-tank

“Anyone expecting a post-Brexit pay boost is going to be disappointed”

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Bordeaux winemakers drink to Brexit profits

Wines from the top French châteaux are held in the UK and priced in sterling

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Northern Ireland First Minister lists Brexit concerns

Arlene Foster denies U-turn after campaigning for Leave

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Tech startups cite labour as biggest concern

The biggest and most pressing concern for UK startups in the wake of the Brexit referendum result is what will happen with free movement, according...

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Spending picks up but confidence still ‘fragile’

Overall growth is nearly one percentage point below past two year average

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Quarter of Europeans less likely to visit Britain

Brexit backlash threatens tourism and sales of British goods and services

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Construction sector suffers further downturn

July PMI figures show continued loss of momentum since poll result

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Interest rates cut for first time in seven years

Bank of England cuts interest rates and reduces growth predictions

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Fruit and veg industry risks ‘total closure’

Growers warn production will move abroad if labour cannot be supplied

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