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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 
  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

Read more in Making a Sucess of Brexit

Business views on Brexit

Latest news – Find press releases and CBI reaction to developments relating to the UK's relationship with the European Union

Read pre-referendum case studies from businesses and other organisations across the UK according to sector, region and on specific issues: 


How to get involved

  • 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).
  • Give us your views - We are constantly seeking updates from CBI members for their views on Brexit. Contact us or arrange a call or meeting.
  • Information Pack – A post-EU referendum information pack for CBI members is available. It can be requested by getting in touch.
  • LinkedIn Group – Join our private LinkedIn group to access members-only content and share your views with other CBI members.

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

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What our members are telling us:

Andy Wood
Chief Executive, Adnams

As we look to expand our business and increase our exports abroad, remaining in the EU brings us the certainty we need. Selling our British beer to Europe easily through the EU single market, and our largest export market of Sweden, means we can continue to grow our 420 strong workforce back home.

Find out how CBI membership can benefit your business

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