The UK's new relationship with the EU must be one that meets the needs of every sector of the economy. This may seem a challenge, as some industries prioritise certain issues over others, and of course there are areas of disagreement. But there are six principles every sector agrees should guide the UK's negotiation with the EU:
- A barrier-free relationship with our largest, closest and most important trading partner.
- A clear plan for regulation that gives certainty in the short-term, and in the long-term balances influence, access and opportunity.
- A migration system which allows businesses to access the skills and labour they need to deliver growth.
- A renewed focus on global economic relationships, with the business community at their heart.
- An approach that protects the social and economic benefits of EU funding.
- A smooth exit from the EU, avoiding a "cliff-edge" that causes disruption
Making a success of Brexit aims to set out the priorities of sectors and by doing that, give clarity on the issues that apply across sectors, helping the government to maintain the key principles of openness, stability and certainty of trade, immigration, regulation and funding that are shared by all.
Firms continue to manage this change and uncertainty with focus, determination and a clear message: the final result must be a coherent deal that delivers the best outcome for every region and every sector of the UK economy.