ACCA responds to parliamentary vote on Brexit withdrawal agreement

Commenting on yesterday’s vote (Tuesday, January 15) on the government’s Brexit withdrawal agreement, Maggie McGhee, executive director – governance at ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), said:

‘Yesterday’s vote on the withdrawal agreement regrettably means government did not reach an agreement on the best course of action supporting business, despite unprecedented scrutiny of the government throughout the Brexit negotiation process.

‘This has resulted in a continued impasse, and means further uncertainty and disruption for businesses globally on a range of key matters. Including movement of goods and services, recognition of UK regulatory frameworks and qualifications, and most importantly access to talent.

‘ACCA will continue to monitor developments and what they mean for the profession globally.’

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