Businesses are in danger of failing to prepare for something more than 'damage limitation Brexit'

Brexit offers the UK a chance to open new trade corridors, cut service sector based deals, and develop a new global identity. But these ambitions can only take off if we adopt a far bolder approach
Do you remember when we heard “Brexit means Brexit” or when we were offered a “red, white and blue Brexit”? Well with one year to go, I think business is in danger of failing to prepare for something beyond a “damage limitation Brexit”.
Of course we need to mitigate against the risks. Companies need to review workforce strategies, re-engineer supply chains and prepare for regulatory changes. Equally the public sector needs to build and staff giant new systems on both sides of the channel. These are huge challenges.
But unless we take more fundamental action, Brexit will create an economic headwind and UK innovation could spend the next 31 months stalling.
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