MAKING A SUCCESS OF BREXIT
Achieving all these principles within the negotiation is certainly a challenge. Difficult choices will have to be taken. Business' responsibility is to ensure government is informed by the best information to make these choices.
For its part, the UK government should approach this process in partnership with industry, ensuring continued close engagement with companies in every sector. It should also take the opportunities available to it now to improve UK competitiveness before the UK leaves. And when faced with difficult decisions, should make decisions based on the evidence of what is in the best interest of the whole economy.
The CBI will help the government navigate the complexities it faces. Businesses are the source of economic growth, jobs and opportunity in our communities, and have a vital role to play. And delivering the best settlement possible in the UK-EU negotiations is just one of business and government's shared aims. The challenges of productivity, industrial strategy and spreading growth across the UK's regions and nations must also all be met to build a more prosperous economy that works for everyone.