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BCC responds to result of meaningful vote

Responding to the Parliamentary defeat of the Meaningful Vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

 

“There are no more words to describe the frustration, impatience, and growing anger amongst business after two and a half years on a high-stakes political rollercoaster ride that shows no sign of stopping. Basic questions on real-world operational issues remain unanswered, and firms now find themselves facing the unwelcome prospect of a messy and disorderly exit from the EU on March 29th.

 

“The overriding priority for both government and Parliament must now be to avoid the clear danger that a ‘no deal’ exit on the 29th of March would pose to businesses and communities across the UK. Every second that ticks by sees more businesses spending money on unwanted changes, activating contingency plans or battening down the hatches and halting investment, as they try to anticipate a future that is no clearer now than it was at the time of the referendum result. 

 

“Businesses will take a dim view of more shuttle diplomacy and last-minute bargaining, which have so far done nothing to end the political impasse. The government must now urgently set out in concrete terms what it will do to avoid the damage that a messy and disorderly exit on March 29th would cause to businesses, communities, and the UK economy.”

 


 

 

As a Chamber Member You're Well Connected

 

Membership of Sussex Chamber of Commerce is a great way to tap into the experience, skills and practical support you need to develop strategies, adopt best practice and find the people who can help you drive your business forward. We provide a range of networking opportunities and sector based forums aimed at helping you grow your business connections and share knowledge and ideas. You can develop your skills through a variety of training courses, and there are many ways in which to engage with members, through our magazine, website and social media channels. We have extensive international networks and can assist businesses with their requirements and export documentation. We influence key decision-makers in local and central government and are regularly consulted for feedback from the business community when policy is being developed, locally and nationally.

 

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