The UK Chamber of Shipping has released a summary of its report: a blueprint for growth: Priorities for leaving the EU.
The Blueprint is designed to act as a manifesto for the years ahead, setting out what Government’s priorities for the Brexit negotiations should be – namely the importance of maintaining ease of trade at UK ports and ensuring our companies have access to the world’s best maritime talent.
It also goes a step further, arguing that if other reforms already within the UK Government’s power are delivered alongside those Brexit priorities then the UK could leave the EU on the best possible footing, with every possibility of boosting jobs and economic activity in the long run.
The World Bank’s survey this week ranked the UK as the best place to do business in the G7, but with threats to that status on the horizon, it is vital to ensure Brexit negotiations are not seen in isolation, but as a major part of a broader rebooting of how the country does business.
The main points of the report are that the UK Chamber of Shipping wishes to:
• Preserve existing ease of doing business
• Ensure business has access to the world’s brightest talent
• Reform domestic maritime policy to put the UK on the best possible footing post-Brexit
The full Blueprint will be launched in November, but for now you can download the full summary on the official UK Chamber of Shipping site here.