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Next Government urged to set up a Business Brexit Taskforce

Business leaders are calling on the next Government to set up a Business Brexit Taskforce within 50 days of coming to office.

CBI President Paul Drechsler said business has the evidence, ideas and the solutions that will get Britain a better deal from Brexit negotiations.

He said the benefits of working together are clear: the Government would get the evidence they need, while companies would be confident that the government is listening. The result is a better deal that supports jobs, growth and our country's future prosperity.

But Paul (pictured) also warned against the dangers of the next Government going it alone. He said business needs a say because even when the politics have been forgotten, the final deal will matter to the country for decades to come.

He said: "Business and Government may have different roles but we share the same, ultimate goal - a thriving economy which benefits everyone. When we get this cooperation right there's an amazing alchemy between us which turns business energy and entrepreneurship into better lives for people across the UK.

"So if the next Government is serious about Britain's prosperity, they should champion the value of what we do. And on so many issues - from driving local economies to untangling EU complexity - firms are ready with solutions.

"At this time of unprecedented challenge, we need unparalleled co-operation between companies and the next Government. So in their first 50 days, we want the next Government set up a Business Brexit Taskforce. Where the top minds from government and business work together on the most complex issues, it's a 'win-win' situation for everyone."

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