Important questions must be answered on the future of the country’s relationship with the EU and the rest of the world. Having consulted over 500 CBI members since the referendum, this report outlines the key principles to underpin future UK negotiation with the EU.
As the source of economic growth, jobs and opportunity in our communities and regions, business now has a vital role in maintaining stability and helping the Government to plot its future. Working together, we must make the most of the vote to leave identifying opportunities outside of the EU while safeguarding the benefits of a close relationship with the EU, to build a prosperous UK economy that works for everyone.
This document aims to assist Government in their approach to the negotiations outlining how to provide short-term clarity and reassurance for business, the principles the business community has agreed and the balances that will need to be considered in safeguarding the benefits of EU membership and respecting the vote of the public.