British Chamber of Commerce calls for a delay in Brexit if trade deals are not reached
February 28, 2017

The British Chamber of Commerce, which is holding its annual conference today, has stated that the UK Government needs to provide “solutions and certainty” to businesses before the UK exits the EU. UK business leaders are pushing for the eventual departure from the EU to be delayed if no trade deal is struck by the end of the 2 year negotiation process. In addition, the BCC has demanded clarity on the “residence rights of exiting EU workers” and businesses’ ability to continue to recruit skilled and low-skilled EU workers after the UK’s exit. “Business communities across the UK want practical considerations, not ideology or politics, at the heart of the Government’s approach to Brexit negotiations,” Adam Marshall, director general of the BCC, said. “What’s debated in Westminster often isn’t what matters for most businesses.”

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