Business West calls on Government to get their house in order rather than this continuing damaging Brexit uncertainty

By Jamie Hill - 15 November 2018


Business West, which represents companies across this region, warns that No Deal Brexit would be tremendously damaging and that we all now need clarity.

Business West Managing Director Phil Smith has made a statment on the current state of Brexit deal. He said:  “Businesses were hoping that the Prime Minister’s deal would present some much needed certainty and stability in the short to medium term. Whatever the views about Brexit, we had hoped that this was a deal which would allow businesses to trade through a transition and start to plan for a future trade arrangement.

“The current political instability and series of Ministerial resignations seem to create even more uncertainty, at precisely the time businesses were hoping to be able to make decisions about currently postponed investment and future growth. It also seems to raise the prospect on a ‘No Deal’ considerably, which will deeply worry many.

“A No Deal Brexit would be tremendously damaging for businesses in the region, and threaten the viability of many exporting firms – it is not a prospect that any political leader should consider. After two and a half years it is deeply frustrating that the prospect of a sensible agreement seems to be being threatened, with no other viable form of Brexit being offered. Calm compromise and details of a realistic plan are needed urgently.”

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