Ilford's still around, isn't it? And even though I live in Australia I buy your "Outdoor Photography" magazine. So there's a couple of things the UK still exports
I sometime glance through the classified in the back of the magazine. UK prices are almost double Australian Prices, and we're nowhere near US prices on most things. But oddly enough, I pay $AUD12.50 for the magazine. Its been that price for ages. That equates to about 8 pounds. Yet the cover price is 3.95 and our dollar has doubled against the GBP in recent years. Film and chemical prices also seem unchanged. Somebody's making a killing somewhere.
By the way, you do know that most Aussies are now driving Bentleys, Rolls Royces, Jags and Aston Martins because they're so cheap!