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The CBI’s relationship with 190,000 businesses of all sizes across the UK gives us a unique insight into what Brexit means for UK prosperity. On this page you will find our priorities for a renegotiated UK-EU relationship, publications & analysis and materials to support CBI members.

Top priorities

Key business principles for the UK-EU negotiation

Consultation with the the businesses that the CBI represents has brought together six principles that should guide the UK Government's negotiation to leave the European Union:

  1. A barrier-free relationship with our largest, closest and most important trading partner - read more
  2. A clear plan for regulation that gives certainty in the short-term, and in the long-term balances influence, access and opportunity - read more
  3. A migration system which allows businesses to access the skills and labour they need to deliver growth - read more
  4. A renewed focus on global economic relationships, with the business community at their heart - read more
  5. An approach that protects the social and economic benefits of EU funding - read more
  6. A smooth exit from the EU, avoiding a “cliff-edge” that causes disruption - read more

See also:

  • The whole Making a Sucess of Brexit report here  
  • All other Brexit-related reports and insight here
  • All press releases and CBI reaction to developments relating to Brexit here

Business views on Brexit

How to get involved

  • Join our webinars: We are holding Brexit webinars on the below dates. To register, please email
    • Q2: 27 June 2017 at 11 am  
    • Q3: 6 September 2017 at 11am   
    • Q4: 28 November 2017 at 11 am 
  • Sign up for email updates - Sign up to recieve regular updates on Brexit and the EU negotiations, sa as well as invites to events and webinars (CBI members-only).
  • Partnership and sponsorship opportunities - We’re looking to launch a dedicated Brexit commercial partnership focussing on a campaign of events and activities for the UK business community. We’re seeking a headline partner who’d benefit from unique profile raising opportunities, brand alignment and high-level engagement. Please get in touch for more information.
  • Give us your views - We are constantly seeking updates from CBI members for their views on Brexit. Contact us to let us know your views or arrange a call or meeting.

To contact our EU Negotiations team about anything else, please contact us by email.

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