As another week of Brexit uncertainty draws to a close, the Chemical Industries Association calls on politicians to agree a deal to give businesses the certainty they need to invest. Anna Tobin reports
In a statement, Steve Elliott, chief executive of the Chemical Industries Association, said: “Politicians have an incredibly hard job to do on all issues, Brexit especially. The Brexit referendum divided the country with a close result. Whatever conclusion is reached will not please everybody. Yet, every day, businesses have to compromise, people have to compromise and now it is time for politicians to compromise.
“The chemical industry urgently needs the Government to agree a deal with the European Union that allows businesses to import and export as freely as possible, with continuity of regulation. That outcome gives us our best opportunity to secure and grow business investment across the UK which is critical to many communities as it provides jobs and money that is then spent in local areas. So come on politicians, the outcome may not be perfect and may not deliver all you want, but let’s go for what we can get and then work together, through the democratic system, to improve it in the years ahead.”