Following the defeated General Election Motion, Helen Brand, ACCA chief executive, issues a statement following the vote in Westminster.
She said: ‘The EU, in granting this and previous extensions, has repeatedly urged the UK government to make best use of the additional time at our disposal.
‘ACCA is concerned at the continued uncertainty following this failed general election motion, and the potential further lack of clarity on the Government’s economic intentions should the planned budget due to be presented by the chancellor on November 6 not be brought forward.
‘ACCA will continue to press for the certainty on both European and domestic matters that thousands of businesses of all sizes and in all sectors demand. It is imperative MPs use the latest extension period to get closure on Brexit and provide business with the certainty and confidence they need.’