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European Medicines Agency landlords stand to lose millions of pounds of rent from tenants moving because of Brexit.
In the summer of 1902, Mr Krell agreed to rent a room in Pall Mall from Mr Henry to watch King Edward VII’s coronation procession. However, the King fell ill and the procession was cancelled.
As the King’s appendicitis was neither man’s fault, Mr Krell successfully argued for the first time in the history of English law that a contract had been frustrated, on the grounds that an implied condition of the contract was that the King would be at the coronation procession. As a result, Mr Krell was not liable to pay any rent.
In a case that is due to be heard in the coming weeks, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is aiming to use this same legal precedent to win a case against landlord Canary Wharf Group so it can break a 25-year lease and move to Amsterdam. In this instance, there is no unforeseen monarchical malaise. Instead, Brexit is at the heart of the case.
Brexit, berries, and bookkeeping
What’s the difference between five tonnes of raspberries and an accountant?
Their future prospects under Brexit.
It’s not a particularly funny punchline, but it is true. According to reports this week, Brexit has dented the fortunes of fruit growers – but could trigger a boom for accountancy.
The National has located at least three major fruit growers that have been forced to let produce rot in fields. An absence of seasonal workers from the continent has been blamed for the productivity slump. One farm reported 15 tonnes of strawberries and five tonnes of raspberries going to waste in the last week.
At present, there are around 75,000 overseas seasonal labourers working in agriculture throughout the UK . The industry estimates that it requires 80,000 personnel as a minimum. That figure is projected to rise to 95,000 within the next three years.
Scottish National Party MSP Graeme Dey commented that it was government policy – not lack of opportunity – that kept labourers away. “Keeping the door closed in the face of valuable labour – those who want to come here to work hard and help our economy – serves nobody’s purposes. We need more seasonal workers and we need them now.”