BCC: Time to put political games to bed

Thu, December 13th, 2018

Commenting on the confidence vote in the Prime Minister, Dr Adam Marshall...

Commenting on the confidence vote in the Prime Minister, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

“With news that the Prime Minister remains in place, business communities will hope that these political games can finally be put to bed. Westminster must now focus all its energy on urgently giving businesses clarity on the future and avoiding a messy or disorderly Brexit.

“We are just over 100 days to go until the UK leaves the EU, and firms are still in the dark as to what trading conditions they will face. Neither the country nor businesses are prepared for a no deal Brexit, so parliamentarians on all sides must redouble efforts to ensure communities don’t face that scenario by default.

“Many businesses are holding back on investment and hiring, with some enacting contingency plans, for example by moving operations to continental Europe, to give themselves more certainty. It is time for Westminster to urgently come together to provide clarity on the UK’s future relationship with the EU so that firms have the answers they need. There is no time to waste.”

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