Carolyn Fairbairn - Confederation of British Industry

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Let's not demonise flexible and praise fixed. It's not about flexible versus fixed, it's about good work.feedback
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NEW May 21 2017
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Add all of those up and you can see why the no deal outcome, we think, shouldn't be a plan B but should be more like a plan Z in terms of the Government's pecking order.feedback

Whatever happens with Brexit we know we have to get the economy into a strong competitive position.feedback

There has never been a more important time to address the UK's skills shortages.feedback

Let's be under no illusion about what that would mean. We know from French firms based in the UK and British firms based in the UK how damaging that would be. Let's not take this opportunity for granted. Let's speak up as European businesses on both sides of the channel about why this access to people and to markets matters.feedback

It is very important now that we go into these negotiations aiming for an all encompassing free trade arrangement and do whatever can be done to head off the risk of falling back into WTO regulations.feedback

If any sector is left behind the knock-on effect for other sectors of the economy is very serious, so we would favour a whole economy approach to the negotiations.feedback

I think (the idea of a transitional Brexit) is very welcome, it is something that the CBI and our members have been arguing for a while now... the danger of that sudden cliff-edge change is damaging for business so the commitment to an interim period (or) an adjustment period is extremely welcome.feedback

Today the prime minister changed the landscape .... Businesses will welcome the greater clarity and the ambition to create a more prosperous, open and global Britain, with the freest possible trade between the UK and the EU.feedback

The Government will need to take a 'whole economy' approach to avoid leaving sectors behind.feedback

There isn't a sector that isn't affected by the decision to leave the European Union and although there are some sectors that are at the sharp end – I think financial services because of the passport issues is at the sharp end of the implications of the vote, but we must take into account the needs of manufacturing, of other elements of services and the retail sector as well.feedback

I think it's very important that we do take a whole-economy approach to the (Brexit) negotiations.feedback

This is a really important Autumn Statement and we think what should really be prioritized is investment. We need a shot in the arm for investment in the U.K. economy.feedback

There are two reasons for (this investment boost). The first is the uncertainty that's been created by the Brexit vote and that's particularly around investment decisions that companies are planning – so finding ways to bring those investments forward.feedback

It is the investment decisions that are being taken now that make this urgent.feedback

What we would like is a ruling out of the really worst options.feedback

It's incredibly early days. I don't think anybody's coming out of these meetings feeling great, but they are coming out with a sense of resolve.feedback

We're a long way off having a plan and leadership and that is still where we will be continuing to make (the point) that this is what businesses need.feedback

In the context of a more fragile global economy … any more could tip investment decisions, could tip growth plans, could tip job creation.feedback

The government must be careful not to sacrifice prosperity for political expediency by saddling businesses with costs that could harm investment, which is critical to increasing productivity.feedback

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