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Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber reacts to Spending Review

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire said there were ‘welcome words’ in the Chancellor’s Spending Review – but that Brexit continues to overshadow anything that emerges from Westminster.

Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber reacts to Spending Review

Louise Bennett, the chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Firstly, the Spending Review passed most people by because of everything else that has happened in Parliament in recent days.

“There were some welcome words from the Chancellor around additional funding for Further Education and the call for an infrastructure revolution – something that businesses across our patch will welcome both in terms of transport and digital.

“We also applaud the announcement to invest in our UK Government global network which is crucial to trade, and will be vital to future economic growth.

“However, there is no doubt that many businesses feel that everything is being left in limbo as Brexit continues to dominate discourse in Parliament.

“It’s vital that we avoid a messy, disorderly Brexit and that we have a strong future trading relationship with our partners in the EU so companies are looking for clarity on what that may look like.”

Louise added: “Businesses can access a free Brexit health-check via our website to see what more they can do to be prepared for our exit from the EU, whatever the outcome.”

 

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