On Tuesday night the Government’s EU Withdrawal Agreement was overwhelmingly rejected by Parliament. Commenting on the possibility of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, Lesley Robinson, Chief Executive Officer at British Marine said: “Like many industries up and down the UK, we do not support the idea of the UK leaving the EU in a ‘No Deal’ scenario. It is vitally important that our members have stability for their businesses while the UK and EU negotiate the details on the future relationship.
“There are still many unanswered concerns for our industry, like the future of VAT Paid Status on vessels already placed on the market in the EU. It is crucial that we have answers on these issues and time to implement the solutions.
“British Marine calls upon all members of the UK Parliament to put aside their political differences and work together to quickly find and support a plan which offers security to UK marine businesses and protects jobs, growth and investment.”