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Part of Exiting the European Union – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th October 2018.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East 12:00 am, 25th October 2018

This morning, a family-owned business in my constituency, FreestyleXtreme, announced that it is moving some of its jobs to Bucharest because of uncertainty about Brexit, and particularly the fact that it might be hit by tariffs after exit day. It warned me several months ago that that move would have to be on the cards. What reassurance can the Secretary of State give to small companies? I can see further businesses taking the same option if they do not get more clarity.