Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Chamber reaction to the second meaningful vote
Reacting to tonight’s Brexit vote, Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at award-winning East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), said: “From a business perspective, tonight’s vote gives us nothing new, nothing on which business can build, nothing to instil confidence. This continued lack of clarity is stifling British business and risking long-term damage to the reputation of UK plc.
“Tomorrow, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will deliver his Spring Statement. Unusually, we haven’t had much leakage about what will be in it but we hope it will be more than just an update on the current financial situation. What we would like to see is something that tells the rest of the World that despite Brexit UK plc remains very much open for business.”Back