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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 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
  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

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Business views on Brexit

How to get involved

CBI members are invited to:

  • Join our events: We are holding Q3 Brexit & Political update events across the UK in September 2017. For more details or to register, please use the named contact details below:
    • Yorkshire: 21st  September at 8.30am. For more information please contact Angie Gault
    • London: 26th September at 12:30pm. For more information please contact Laura Dowling
    • North West: 27th September at 10am. For more information please contact Lorraine Smith
    • East of England: 27th September at 12.30pm. For more information please contact Anne Cullom
    • East Midlands: 12th October at 8:30am. For more information please contact Anne Cullom
  • Join our webinars: Save the date for our Q4 Brexit webinar on 28 November 2017 at 11am.
  • Sign up for email updates - Sign up to receive regular updates on Brexit and the EU negotiations as well as invites to events and webinars (CBI members-only).
  • Partnership and sponsorship opportunities - There are sponsorship and promotional opportunities available for CBI members around our Brexit work. 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.

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