What are the priorities for the business community ahead of the EU negotiations? MAKING A SUCCESS OF BREXIT- FINDINGS FROM LATEST CBI CONSULTATION

"Difficult choices will have to be taken. Business’ responsibility is to ensure government is informed by the best information to make these choices."

The CBI has held thousands of conversations across the UK, including over 50 trade associations. This report features a sector-by-sector breakdown of 18 industries and gives a unique whole-economy perspective on the UK's departure from the EU.

While each sector has issues specific to them, there are six common principles that unite them.

1. A barrier-free relationship with our largest, closest and most important trading partner.

2. A clear plan for regulation that gives certainty in the short-term, and in the long-term balances influence, access and opportunity.

3. A migration system which allows businesses to access the skills and labour they need to deliver growth.

4. A renewed focus on global economic relationships, with the business community at their heart.

5. An approach that protects the social and economic benefits of EU funding.

6. A smooth exit from the EU, avoiding a "cliff-edge" that causes disruption.

"Businesses in every corner of the UK are rolling up their sleeves as they prepare for life outside the EU and are committed to making it a success."

The Government will need to take a 'whole economy' approach to avoid leaving sectors behind."

Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General

We will be exploring this via social media. Keep in touch by:

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.