BCC calls on Theresa May to spellout UK's Brexit intentions

The British Chambers of Commerce organisation has written to Prime Minister Theresa May demanding that your Government makes clear its intentions for Brexit.

In correspondence co-signed by BCC President Francis Martin, Adam Marshall, the organisation’s Director General said:

“As President and Director General on the British Chambers of Commerce, we email make an urgent appeal for clarity in her Majesty’s Government’s objectives at a critical moment from the UK’s negotiations while using the Eu.

“In Chamber business communities around the british isles, there are a number of thoughts about the depth and breadth with the UK’s future relationship together with the EU.

“As an outcome, the BCC has refrained from coming into the noisy political debate on the model of one more settlement in recent weeks. We now have instead emphasised the need for approaches to the variety of practical questions businesses now face. Our aim happens to be to improve, not constrain, the government’s probabilities of success as ministers as well as civil service attempt to secure ideal deal to the UK.

“Yet businesses need those elected to manipulate our country in making choices – and also to deliver a clear, unequivocal statement of intent.”

They say the perception amongst businesses on the floor, big and small alike, was considered one of continued division. Even in between the many optimistic, future-oriented firms – those that see opportunity in change – they assert patience would wear thin. “Directly-affected information mill poised to activate contingency plans. Many more, worryingly, have simply disengaged. Clear UK negotiating objectives are important to both business and public confidence.

“While the BCC has campaigned strongly in preference to a status-quo transition period, to grant businesses the perfect time to prepare for change, this transition must lead to a clear endpoint. You cannot find any room for continued ambiguity as companies make investment and hiring decisions. The government must laid out its plans.”

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