UK newspapers get boost in sales following Brexit


In the immediate wake of Brexit, publishers printed special editions and new products to address the demand for news. 

Newspapers themselves have also shown a boost in sales, as “consumers turn to trusted brands … at times of crises or when deeper commentary is desired,” according to Enders analyst Douglas McCabe, The Financial Times reported July 21. The Guardian’s daily sales rose by 3.6% on average in June compared to May, while The Sun increased 2.6% and Tthe Financial Times edged up 0.49%. The Times’ print sales in June jumped 15% year-over-year, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation. While 2.7 million more newspaper copies were sold in the U.K. in June compared to May, that figure was down 2% year-over-year.