Following today’s rejection by MPs of the proposed Withdrawal Agreement, ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said:

“The result of tonight’s vote is extremely disappointing. This deepening political crisis is causing real damage to UK industry, harming business investment and putting jobs at risk.

“With little more than two weeks before we are due to leave the EU, the time is long overdue for businesses to be given certainty over the future.

“MPs must work together to reach agreement on a pragmatic way forward and remove the threat of a destructive No Deal Brexit.”