Dear Business Owners,
On 16 July, the Government published a White Paper on the UK Internal Market. The White Paper sets out the Government’s plans to ensure businesses across the whole of the United Kingdom will continue to enjoy seamless internal trade, as we have done for centuries when we leave the EU following the Transition Period later this year.
I am fully supportive of these proposals because I know businesses across the country rely on being able to trade freely and seamlessly across the four home nations, and many businesses depend on trade with the home nations more than any other trading partner.
The White Paper contains a Market Access Commitment to give UK businesses certainty that their goods and services can be traded seamlessly in all home nations. The Government’s proposals will mean there is no difference in internal trade arrangements for businesses at all when the Transition Period ends – meaning total continuity and total confidence for businesses, consumers and investors across the UK. I know how important this principle is to businesses in Rutland and Melton.
As part of the White Paper, the Government has launched a consultation closing on August 13th which I urge you to take part in and make your views known. The consultation can be responded to using the button below.
As ever, do be in touch if I can be of any assistance to you.