After a weekend of continuous rolling TV coverage and press about the Brexit, the full extent of the historic decision is sinking in across the world.
Following on from the British Prime Minister’s and the Governor of the Bank of England’s statements last Friday, The British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has made a further statement at 7am this morning to reassure the world that Britain is Open for Business. He stated:
‘Britain has the strongest major advanced economy in the world’ and bolstered confidence more by reminding everyone that he had ‘spent the last few months putting in place robust contingency plans’ (even if that was the first we’d heard about it throughout the whole referendum campaign!).
He reiterated that until the UK invokes Article 50, ‘and during the negotiations that will follow, there will be no change to people’s rights to travel and work, and to the way our goods and services are traded.’
‘To all companies large and small I would say this: the British economy is fundamentally strong, we are highly competitive and we are open for business.’
Read the full transcript of his speech here>>
We’ve been thinking hard about the uncertainty and the difficult decisions that lie ahead for the UK’s small and medium-sized companies, us included. If each of the 5.5 million SMEs (1>>) positively choose to continue to grow our businesses, albeit step-by-step and more cautiously (with our own contingency plans), we can ourselves keep our economy moving forward and do our bit to avoid a meltdown, n’est-ce pas? We contribute to 47% of the UK’s private sector turnover (2>>).
And remember, one of the opportunities for British businesses (apart from people and businesses around the world loving our products and services) is that the pound’s value now makes our exports even more attractive. Now is the time to export.
And we believe digital is a great way to expand your business internationally – so why not try exporting online?
If you’d like to find out how to export online, contact us.
This is the second article in the series: Brexit Britain – Now Is The Time To Export. Check out the other articles in the series: