Comment: Business is ready to get to work to make the most of Brexit

Reaction to the departure of Britain’s EU ambassador earlier this week highlights the deep ongoing political divisions following the referendum. Business, however, is focused on making a success of Brexit.

Firms across the UK are determined to achieve an exit from the EU that enables our economy and communities to prosper. There are certainly no calls from the CBI for unnecessary delays. The business community is 100pc committed to making this work, and work well. At the same time, we will make no apology for highlighting the complexity of the task facing the country or for setting out the steps needed to get Brexit right.

To that end, the CBI has held thousands of conversations with member companies and trade associations in the past five months. Companies of all sizes and sectors, in every corner of the UK, are working together with the CBI to lay out the opportunities, concerns and questions…

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