A letter to European council president Donald Tusk announced that Article 50 has been triggered, starting a two-year countdown until Britain leaves the EU. But while MPs congratulate prime minister Theresa May on her wording, we wondered what UK industry leaders had to say.
I have always considered myself something of a maverick and if asked I would state that I was anti-bureaucracy. There is a great deal of anti-bureaucratic thinking around. It has been a popular political spin for many years now and increasingly we hear it in the business world.
Always eager to cover both sides of the argument, Real Business canvassed the opinion of entrepreneurs and business owners on both sides of the European Union membership debate – producing some fascinating and explosive comments.
Continuing with a series of four articles outlining some of the largest potential export markets for British SMEs, Apeksha Dixit, head of India Desk at Santander UK, talks us through some of the key considerations for British businesses which are looking to enter this dynamic market.
If the Conservatives are serious about being a government for business, then they have to follow through on their promise to slash red tape.
Business minister Michael Fallon pledged to cut the red tape for over 1,000 enterprises through the Primary Authority programme set to help businesses spend less time dealing with regulation.