Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:
“The CBI welcomes Dominic Raab as the new Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union. There’s a tough job ahead and business is ready and willing to support him and his team at DExEU deliver a good Brexit at such a critical time for the country.
“Proposals unveiled last week gave a genuine confidence boost to businesses struggling with uncertainty, yet the devil will be in the detail. The White Paper therefore needs to deliver confidence for the UK’s world-leading services sector, as well as goods.
“Meanwhile, Europe’s leaders must approach the UK’s proposals with an open mind and flexibility, putting jobs and economic growth at the heart of a future deal that delivers for both sides.”