Prime Minister to Meet with Business Leaders

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, is to meet with business leaders on Monday 13 November. The meeting will also be attended by Greg Clark, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU and Stephen Barclay, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said in a statement:

“The Prime Minister will also reiterate her vision set out in Florence for a bold and deep economic partnership with the EU – one in which the UK continues to be a global, free trading nation and the strongest friend and partner to the EU.

Alongside colleagues from the Department for Exiting the EU, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Treasury, the Prime Minister will reflect on the historic strong relationship between European business and the UK – from BMW in Oxford building electric MINIs to Arla’s work with dairy farmers across Britain.

The government has been engaging with industry through the Business Advisory Council since July this year as a vital part of preparations for leaving the EU. But this is the first meeting where she will engage directly with leaders from EU Business Organisations.

Greg Clark, Secretary of State for BEIS, will also set out the aims for the upcoming Industrial Strategy which will play a key role in UK’s free market economy delivering economic and social progress for everyone in society”.