13 December 2020
Tony Danker, CBI Director-General, said:
“Many businesses and many jobs are at stake in these negotiations, so we appeal to politicians on both sides of the Channel to find the path through this.
“But with less than 3 weeks to go, we also need to plan in parallel for 1st January, deal or no-deal.
“That means everything from border systems and processes to data adequacy and financial services equivalence. It also means allowing sensible grace periods for businesses to adapt to re-labelling of products and phasing in of border checks.
“We need both sides to be deeply practical – and to remove the immediate threat of a damaging cliff edge.”