Ian Cass, CEO of the Forum of Private Business, is citing the Production, Manufacturing and Trade Balance data announced today (10 February) as a real indication that Britain is well placed for business in the post Brexit environment.

"Today's data is excellent news as we approach the Brexit negotiation period", he said, adding, "Businesses still need clarity on what the conditions are likely to be once we are no longer part of the single market, but we now have clear evidence that Britain is ready to get trading whatever they may be"

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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.