8 December 2017

  |  CBI Northern Ireland

Press release

CBI NI response to Brexit breakthrough

CBI Northern Ireland has responded to news of a breakthrough in Brexit talks and to negotiations moving on to the next phase.

CBI NI response to Brexit breakthrough

Commenting on the Brexit breakthrough, CBI NI Director Angela McGowan said:

“Businesses in Northern Ireland will welcome news of today’s breakthrough and to negotiations moving on to the all-important second phase.

“While it’s recognised that we remain some way from a comprehensive solution to the Irish border issue, companies will be pleased to see both sides make explicit commitments to the principles of the Good Friday Agreement and to the seamless, frictionless trade both north/south and east/west that the CBI has called for.

“With further progress made on transition and guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens, we move a step closer to achieving the clarity and stability we need to protect jobs, improve living standards and deliver prosperity for all citizens in Northern Ireland.”