Make UK makes a joint statement with CEEMET, its sister organisation in Europe whose members are the national employers’ organisations and federations, representing 200,000 companies across the whole of Europe and providing employment for 35 million people urging the UK and Europe to avoid a No Deal Brexit.
Make UK and CEEMET have today called upon the British Government and European Commission to return the negotiating table to avoid a no deal Brexit.
The statement highlights that businesses in the UK and Europe are united in the view that they are not and cannot be ready for the disruption of a no deal Brexit scenario.
The three key points Make UK and CEEMAT are:
Get back to the negotiating table
Ensure that we avoid the disaster of an exit without a deal
Work to ensure that we achieve the best deal possible avoiding tariffs, simplifying rules of origin and minimising red tape and bureaucracy at the border
The full statement reads:
“While UK manufacturing is slowly recovering from the ongoing COVID crisis, essential to that recovery is the seamless operation of supply chains and the modern marvel of just-in-time logistics.
A no-deal scenario with our most critical trading partner, the EU, would be disastrous for manufacturing and for the millions more employed in supporting industries both here in the UK and across the EU.
The impacts would go far beyond disruptions in trade at the border. Families and communities would be left hanging in the balance, affecting real people who need the well-paid jobs that manufacturing provides alongside its contribution of almost half of Britain’s global exports.