9 July 2018

  |  CBI Press Team

Press release

Dominic Raab new Secretary of State for Exiting the EU

The CBI has welcomed the appointment of a new Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

Dominic Raab new Secretary of State for Exiting the EU

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.”