Andrea Leadsom holds first Brexit roundtable with businesses
Published: 8 August 2019 - Christian Lynn
As part of the government's preparations for Brexit - leaving the EU on 31 October, this year - business secretary Andrea Leadsom brings together senior representatives from a range of businesses, including General Electric and BAE Systems, to prepare them for seizing the opportunities that a post-brexit Britain could provide.
Ms Leadsom urged the businesses present to speak with their colleagues and trade associations, to pass on the clear message that the government stands behind them and is ready to support efforts to prepare for Brexit. She also encouraged them to continue their positive approach to the future, and to talk about the opportunities that lie ahead. "We are stepping up a gear and increasing the pace of our preparations as we get ready to leave the EU on 31 October," said Ms Leadsom: "While there are challenges, business leaders were optimistic and clear that none are insurmountable. Our preparations for no-deal will now be more open than ever, giving the business community the confidence to wave the flag for Britain and to seize the myriad of opportunities that lie ahead."
For more information on how to prepare for a no deal Brexit, follow this link.