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Whilst the Prime Minister's recent Brexit speech gave some clarity to businesses, enabling them to start planning their post Brexit positioning, the Supreme Court's decision has now reintroduced uncertainty. The Forum is calling on MPs and the Government as a whole to consider the plight of businesses operating without clear direction.

Ian Cass, CEO of the Forum commented, "Whilst many will gain comfort from the full House of Commons having a say on the terms of the Country's exit from Europe, it once again raises uncertainty on the likely outcome. This reintroduces the small business headache, and business owners will now be inclined to delay investment plans once again.

"We are calling on those doing the negotiations, and the MPs who will be voting on behalf of the Country, to work together quickly and cooperatively so that a clear way forward is agreed without further delays."

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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.