150 Industry Leaders write to Prime Minister to express concern over a ‘No deal’ scenario

150 Chief Executives, including the CEO’s of some of Britain’s biggest engineering employers as well as those of some of its most innovative smaller companies have today written to the Prime Minister to express their concern about the possibility of a ‘No deal’ scenario. The signatories make it clear that this outcome would cause enormous disruption to UK industry and risk substantial economic damage to the UK.

A ‘No deal’ scenario would, the industry leaders make clear, deter investment, lead to higher operational costs, cause supply delays to UK customers and result in deviation from EU product regulations.

The letter highlights that to realise new growth potential through the Brexit process, industry needs certainty and continuity, particularly in relation to regulations and standards. Certainty will enable UK manufacturers to continue to trade, innovate and grow – without it, the UK product supply industry will cease to flourish in the UK.

The signatories are calling on Government to:

  • Deliver a UK/EU trade deal and ensure that the ‘No deal’ scenario is avoided
  • Agree a viable customs arrangement that minimises costs and delays to UK industry
  • Ensure that UK Industry remains involved in the future development of European Regulations and standards.

EURIS Joint letter to PM



Notes to Editors

  • 150 companies signed the letter organised by the EURIS. The full list of signatories can be found in the letter.
  • EURIS represents industrial product suppliers covered by the Single Market representing sectors with a turnover of over £110 billion and covers sectors responsible for over 25% of total UK goods imports and exports.
  • EURIS represents 13 trade associations including BEAMA, GAMBICA, the Engineering and Machinery Alliance, the Renewable Energy Association, the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association, the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations, the Manufacturing Technologies Association, the British Fluid Power Association, the Lighting Industry Association, the British Pump Manufacturers Association, the British Plastics Federation, the British Compressed Air Society and the British Cables Association. 
  • For further information and to discuss interview opportunities please contact EURIS Chair Howard Porter howard.porter@beama.org.uk  07957 136770