Press release:

Businesses’ are again lost as to what Brexit preparations they should be making

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Ann Francke CEO of The Chartered Management Institute reacting to the Government’s victory over the Second Reading of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill said:

“For the first time Parliament has voted for a deal - and one that business can support. The deal provides certainty on citizens rights, guarantees a transition period and allows us to move onto negotiating the future UK/EU trade relationship. This should be welcomed.”

“But the confusion caused by the Bill’s timetable being voted down - and the inflexibility of the government’s response- undermines this progress. Businesses’ are again lost as to what Brexit preparations they should be making, creating economic uncertainty. Are we deal or no deal? Clearly we should deal.

To do so, The Prime Minister needs to take a pragmatic, cooperative approach to his work with both Parliament and the European Union, to ensure the UK secures a deal. Only then can we build a future relationship with the EU that is good for jobs and the economy.”

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Media contact:

John Kaponi Head of Media Relations, CMI

Notes to editors

Chartered Management Institute

  • CMI is holding its Scotland conference in Edinburgh on Wednesday 23 October at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre - media accreditation is open.
  • The Chartered Management Institute is the chartered professional body for management and leadership, counting more than 132,000 managers and leaders in its membership community up from 105,000 (a 26% increase).
  • There are 6,856 Chartered Managers up 10% from 6,249 (2018)
  • Backed by a unique Royal Charter, CMI is the only organisation able to award Chartered Manager status - the ultimate management accolade, which is proven to boost individuals’ career prospects, management capability and impact in the workplace.