EU & International Briefing member update
29 August 2019
28th August 2019
At this politically fraught time, it’s more important than ever that the business voice is heard. The evidence provided by CBI members has been at the forefront of our Brexit work, but we need your help again.
With just over two months to go until the UK leaves the EU, and with the risk of a no-deal Brexit never higher, the CBI has launched a snap survey on how businesses are preparing for Brexit.
The answers you give will have a direct impact on how the CBI will communicate the views of business to government, MPs and the EU, as well as helping to share best practice across the business community.
If you have any questions regarding it, please contact EUNegotiations@cbi.org.uk.
Book now - Brexit Briefings
To help you plan and prepare, the CBI’s UK/EU Negotiations team will be visiting every region of the UK so you can understand what a no deal could mean for you. The events will include a Chatham House rules Q&A discussion to learn what other organisations are doing to prepare.
Book your place on the dates below:
3 SEPTEMBER I MANCHESTER 10 SEPTEMBER I NEWCASTLE
10 SEPTEMBER I BIRMINGHAM 17 SEPTEMBER I CAMBRIDGE
17 SEPTEMBER I NOTTINGHAM 18 SEPTEMBER I SHEFFIELD
25 SEPTEMBER I EXETER 25 SEPTEMBER I BRISTOL
3 OCTOBER I LONDON 16 OCTOBER I CARDIFF
- CBI Director-General, Carolyn Fairbairn, has been on a tour of the regions and nations to hear what business are saying and how they are preparing for a possible no deal in October. Along with meeting members, we have also featured in regional media – take a look at the coverage on the CBI's Twitter page.
- CBI Deputy Director-General, Josh Hardie, met with Boris Johnson’s Chief Business Adviser, Andrew Griffith. Josh outlined what Carolyn heard from businesses on her tour of the regions and updated the government on businesses preparedness for no-deal.
- CBI Scotland Director, Tracy Black, met the First Minister on 13th August to discuss the Scottish government’s policy plan for the year ahead and their working relationship with the new Prime Minister and UK government. Tracy also met with the new Secretary of State, Alistair Jack, which means the CBI has now met with all of the devolved Secretary of States in the first month of the new administration.
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|Behind the scenes with Josh Hardie:the CBI Deputy Director-General shares his update on the conversations the CBI has been having with key ministers and new government advisers, as well as what might be in store over the weeks ahead.
|International trade policy briefing:CBI International Director, Ben Digby, unpacks the latest developments in UK trade policy in a month where Liz Truss took the reins as Secretary of State.
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