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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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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.