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The Forum of Private business has welcomed the plans set out by the Prime Minister in her Brexit speech as ‘the best business could hope for at this stage’. Having juggled, over the last few month, with the uncertainty of not knowing whether the UK would be following a Norway model, a Sweden model, a soft exit or a hard exit, businesses are now able to plan based on knowing what the intent of the government is, even if there is no certainty that they will be able to deliver.

Forum of Private Business Chief Executive, Ian Cass, commented, ’Businesses are facing challenging times at the moment with fuel prices rising, inflation showing an increasing trend and the exchange rate volatile, all as a result of Brexit uncertainty. The Prime Minister has now at least sought to introduce some optimism for businesses by setting out the Government’s plans for the next two years. Whether those plans will come into fruition is another matter, but at least we now have an indication of their intent which is welcome.”

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