There’s no shortage of viewpoints on Brexit and the implications of each trade scenario, but the voice of business is getting lost in the political debate. We see an opportunity to speak up for individual businesses outlining the terms of trade our members tell us they’d prefer, based on real insights, straight from the shop floor.
Terms of Trade: the reality of Brexit for business is the first campaign jointly led by the three chambers to ensure the voice of Britain’s businesses guide our Brexit negotiations.
Thursday 29th March will be a crucial half-way point – exactly one year since Article 50 was triggered with a year remaining until the UK’s exit.
From a global car manufacturer to family-run businesses and scientific research companies, we are gathering insights directly from our members to present at a cross-party parliamentary event at the Houses of Parliament hosted by Darren Jones MP, Robert Buckland MP and Tom Brake MP with speakers from local and global businesses.
The event will launch specially commissioned research from CEBR (Centre for Economics and Business Research) and present insights gathered from chamber members on the tangible impacts businesses are facing as a result of the Brexit deadline looming.
Whilst our members have differing views on Brexit, a common theme is a frustration with the uncertainty of the Brexit negotiations. Businesses have their own ‘red lines’ on Brexit – based on day-to-day operational and investment decisions that are being taken right now.
We’re calling for the government’s Brexit negotiations to consider these views before embarking on a trade deal.