BRIGHTON is set to have one of the fastest growing economies in the UK in the three months after the scheduled date for leaving the EU.

We will be among the best-performing city economies for the period from April to June 2019.

That’s according to The UK Powerhouse study by law firm Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economics and Business Research.

The report predicts Brighton will be among the strongest performers in terms of jobs growth across the same period, with its workforce expected to grow by 1.4 per cent to reach 160,500.

It says seaside towns such as Brighton could benefit from more domestic visitors if people swap overseas breaks for staycations.

Victoria Brackett, pictured, chief executive of business legal services at Irwin Mitchell, said: “The overall impacts of Brexit in the long term prove difficult to measure without clear guidelines and a deal in place.

“The UK will ultimately be responsible for managing and securing its own trade deals and though there are clear opportunities, these will have to be balanced alongside the short term risks.”