FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Forum of Private Business is calling on the government to clarify the direction of the Brexit negotiations, as Parliament begins to scrutinise the EU Withdrawal Bill.

After months of negotiations and no significant progress, the Forum is expressing its concerns for those businesses on which the economy most relies.

Ian Cass, Chief Executive of the Forum of Private Business, said: “While in Parliament the Exiting the European Union Select Committee is looking over the legislation labelled the ‘Great Repeal Bill’, small businesses are increasingly concerned about the lack of clarity and direction of the overall negotiations.

“Many of them understand that they will have to adapt to the changing circumstances associated with Brexit, but an idea of the direction of travel would be welcome.”

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About Forum of Private Business

The Forum of Private Business is a not-for-profit comprehensive business support organisation founded in 1977. Our membership is spread throughout the UK and primarily made up of companies that employ between 1-50 employees, helping them to manage employees, saving time, giving advice, support and protection where a business needs it.

We are a recognised leading authority on business issues and represent the interests of business owners on many consultative bodies. We have built a solid reputation, being influential in many areas of policy-making, in changing laws that affect small businesses, and we continue to campaign for the fair treatment of businesses within the UK.

Everything we do is about making sure our members’ businesses operate profitably. This means that every penny we make goes back in to supporting our members, providing the support and resources that will enable businesses to flourish and grow.