On a business park in County Durham, John Elliott is still glad he voted for Brexit — despite a few bumps. The millionaire founder of Ebac, which designs and makes dehumidifiers and washing machines, thought it would be “better for the country” — even though his business makes about a quarter of its £20 million annual sales in Europe.
Elliott said that Ebac, which employs 250 people in Newton Aycliffe, had been through “problems with administration — mainly paperwork and VAT” — for a few months after the UK finally left the EU on New Year’s Eve 2020. But he said staff and customers had quickly adapted. “We’ve got around that,” said Elliott, 78. “It was definitely more difficult, and now it’s got better. And