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With our new Prime Minister in post for a week now, the leader of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) network is speaking up strongly on behalf of Scottish business to urge Mr Johnson to avoid a disorderly Brexit and take action to create prosperity.
Dr Liz Cameron OBE, director and chief executive, SCC, said: ‘It is essential that a disorderly Brexit is avoided on October 31. It is also important that key domestic policy issues are not swept aside in the ongoing political vacuum that has been created by years of confusion over the UK’s role in the world since the vote to leave the European Union took place.
‘Scottish Chamber of Commerce has put forward positive and immediate actions the Prime Minister can take that we believe will unlock investment and fire up the engine room that drives our economy.’
The SCC key policy priorities on Brexit and trade are:
• Avoid a messy and disorderly Brexit;
• Step up government planning and enable business to plan for all scenarios;
• Automatic registration for key trade simplifications;
• Ensure continuity of trading conditions with third countries;
• Clarify intentions on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund – the proposed replacement for EU monies.
Dr Cameron added: ‘The message to Boris Johnson from business communities across Scotland is this: the time for campaigning is over — we need to know, in concrete terms, what your government will do to avoid a messy, disorderly Brexit on October 31.’
If you’d like to add your voice to the 12,000 businesses that the Scottish Chambers of Commerce represents, join Lochaber Chamber of Commerce today. Call us on 01397 705 765 or see www.lochaberchamber.co.uk.