6 December 2018


Parliament steps up Brexit scrutiny

Prior to the meaningful vote taking place next Tuesday, the CBI has continued to deliver businesses key message to politicians from all sides.  

Parliament steps up Brexit scrutiny

This week there has been intense debate take place in Parliament ahead of the all-important vote on the Withdrawal Agreement which will take place on 11 December. The CBI has been keeping close to the political process, meeting with politicians from all sides of the House of Commons including the Conservative Group for Europe.

Throughout this extensive engagement, the CBI has been delivering a clear message, that the deal is not perfect, but progress is essential. It opens a route to a good long-term trade deal, unlocks the transition period business has been calling for as well as addresses uncertainty.

Read Carolyn Fairbairn’s opinion piece for the Financial Times on the deal

There have been numerous requests from members for support ensuring their local political representatives understand what Brexit means for their companies – whether the deal is a challenge or an opportunity for them. Firms are approaching this engagement with humility, understanding that MPs have many stakeholders and priorities, but that it is important that they have the facts and evidence that businesses can provide.

Read the CBI’s analysis of the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration

Over the coming weeks, the CBI will continue to keep in close contact with members as the Brexit process continues.

For more information, insight and intelligence on the latest Brexit developments and its implications, visit the CBI’s Brexit hub, or contact EUNegotiations@cbi.org.uk.