Brexit negotiating principles established

The Chamber has detailed the principles that should guide government negotiations on Brexit.  The principles below and the supporting document help to establish the Chamber’s clear position on the UK’s exit from the EU.

The Chamber has set out its position in a report available to download here


  1. West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce will support and guide businesses concerned about the UK’s exit from the EU.
  2. We are working with policy-makers, partners and the British Chambers of Commerce to both gather views and pass on relevant information to businesses and decision-makers during this uncertain period.
  3. The Chamber is establishing a Brexit advisory group of members that will seek to address concerns and provide feedback direct to government.
  4. We will lobby government to ensure the best possible outcome for businesses.


We expect the Government and the Bank of England, through fiscal and monetary policy, to deliver stability of markets, clarity on the political timetable for transition, and firm action on those matters that are entirely within Westminster’s gift.

We believe that the following principles should guide the Government’s negotiations on the UK’s exit from the European Union – as well as any future new trade arrangement – to offer assurance and confidence to businesses and the general public.

Key Principles that government negotiations should focus on

  • Trade
  • Labour Market
  • EU Funding
  • Regulation
  • Taxation & Customs