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EU ‘lags behind’ on No Deal, warns CBI


THE European Union ‘lags behind’ Britain in preparing for a No Deal Brexit, the CBI warns today.

In a major report, the employers’ organisati­on issues 200 recommenda­tions that both sides need to implement to limit the impact of No Deal on businesses and jobs.

The CBI, a staunch opponent of No Deal, warns that neither side is ready and urges both to step up efforts to strike a new deal.

The study rubbished the EU’s claim that it is much better prepared for the fallout of a No Deal this autumn. This will encourage senior Tories who believe the EU will be willing to make concession­s if it believes the UK is serious about No Deal. A CBI spokesman said: ‘The report also highlights how – contrary to many claims –the EU lags behind the UK in seeking to prevent the worst effects of a No Deal scenario.’

The CBI urges Brussels to agree ‘temporary standstill­s’ on regulation­s and controls to avoid chaos.

And it says the UK should review ‘outdated’ advice for business by the middle of August, before launching a campaign to give firms ‘simple and clear’ advice.

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