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BSRIA responds to latest Brexit Parliamentary votes: is this Groundhog Day?January 2019

After the recent Brexit vote and last week’s presentation of the ‘Deal’ to Parliament, commenting on the latest Parliamentary votes, Julia Evans, Chief Executive, BSRIA, said:

“On Tuesday, MPs voted to declare their opposition to a ‘no deal’ Brexit, but BSRIA members will be concerned that the ceaseless Parliamentary process staggers on and rejecting a ‘no deal’ doesn’t automatically guarantee a deal.

There is a real sense that time is fast running out for the negotiation of a deal for the UK, our industry and members alike. A realistic Brexit plan is called for without further delay and BSRIA awaits the outcome of further deliberations and discussions over the next eight weeks.

There is a feeling of a political Groundhog Day when BSRIA members and the wider industry need answers.


Julia Evans OBE, Chief Executive, BSRIA
Indeed: there are growing fears within industry on the effect of the UK falling out of the EU without a deal and exit day of Friday 29th March is drawing ever closer. All these negotiations are too last-minute and have done nothing to end the political stalemate and the stultifying atmosphere created by uncertainty.

Throughout this Brexit process, BSRIA has asked time and time again, on behalf of its members and wider industry, for a smooth and neat exit, with clear leadership to bring economic confidence and stability. Averting sudden changes to trading conditions is crucial to such investment confidence.

Industry now calls on MPs to work together as one on these significant Brexit decisions – the reverberations of which will have a lifetime effect on all business.

BSRIA acknowledges that Government is trying to be flexible and inclusive in all discussions and decisions – but we must be able to see some certainty at the end of the tunnel.”

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