UK Parliament urged to put aside political differences and work together to avoid a ‘no deal’ Brexit

Following UK Parliament’s overwhelming rejection of the EU Withdrawal Agreement yesterday, industry association British Marine today responded to the outcome of the vote.

Commenting on the possibility of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, Lesley Robinson, CEO at British Marine, says: “Like many industries up and down the UK, we do not support the idea of the UK leaving the EU in a ‘No Deal’ scenario. It is vitally important that our members have stability for their businesses while the UK and EU negotiate the details on the future relationship.

“There are still many unanswered concerns for our industry, like the future of VAT Paid Status on vessels already placed on the market in the EU. It is crucial that we have answers on these issues and time to implement the solutions.”

British Marine is calling on all members of UK Parliament to put aside their political differences and work together to find a plan that offers security to UK marine businesses and protects jobs, growth and investment.