Breakdown of Brexit talks leaves small businesses on edge

Press Releases 17 May 2019

Breakdown of Brexit talks leaves small businesses on edge

Speaking after cross-party Brexit talks broke down, National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Mike Cherry said: “Nearly two months after we were supposed to leave the EU, we find ourselves no closer to a solution to this political mess.

“The breakdown of cross-party talks is just another chapter in what is becoming a litany of failures during the Brexit process. When small businesses asked for leadership, pragmatism and pace in delivering a pro-business deal, politicians responded by offering more of the same.

“More of the same just doesn’t cut it for our small firms anymore. They are the ones dealing with the realities of this mess – planning decisions cancelled, investment stalled and growth going backwards.

“Ongoing uncertainty is damaging the economy, holding back productivity and battering small business confidence. We simply cannot see this continue through to the end of October.”

About FSB

As the UK’s largest business support group, FSB is the voice of the UK’s small businesses and the self-employed. Established over 40 years ago to help its members succeed in business, FSB is a non-profit making and non-party political organisation that’s led by its members, for its members. As the UK’s leading business campaigner, FSB is focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed.

FSB offers members a wide range of vital business services, including access to finance, business banking, legal advice and support along with a powerful voice in Government. Each year FSB also runs the UK’s Celebrating Small Business Awards. More information is available at www.fsb.org.uk. You can follow us on twitter @fsb_policy and on Instagram @fsb_uk.

Media contacts

David Moore-Crouch
Communications and Campaigns Advisor
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07711 486 352