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CBI Director-General: Brexit is “a really significant threat” to business

Carolyn Fairbairn tells Prospect a no-deal outcome would bring chaos—and more firms will soon start activating their contingency plans

By Jemma Slingo  

Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General. Photo: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

As the Brexit “meaningful vote” rapidly approaches and “no deal” looks ever more likely, Prospect sat down with the Confederation of British Industry’s Director-General, Carolyn Fairbairn, to talk about the impact Brexit will have on British business. This interview has been edited and condensed. 

ProspectHow great a threat do you think Brexit is to business in Britain? 

Carolyn Fairbairn: Brexit has been a massive concern for business right from the aftermath of the referendum, although I think firms have been very much in the boat…

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