Transition Period: Business

Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at on 16 December 2020.

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Photo of Joy Morrissey Joy Morrissey Conservative, Beaconsfield

What steps the Government have taken to help ensure that businesses are prepared for the end of the transition period.

Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Leader of the Conservative Party, The Prime Minister

We are confident that the UK will prosper, whether on a Canada-style arrangement or Australia-style terms.

Photo of Joy Morrissey Joy Morrissey Conservative, Beaconsfield

In the light of the new opportunities that the end of the transition period will bring, is the Prime Minister aware of the ambitious economic growth proposition developed in Buckinghamshire? Will he back this bold bid for Bucks to ensure that Buckinghamshire continues to increase its contribution to the Exchequer: a win for the businesses of Bucks and a win for the levelling-up agenda?

Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Leader of the Conservative Party, The Prime Minister

Yes, indeed. I know that Buckinghamshire Council is working closely with my hon. Friend and partners across the voluntary sector. We have been in initial discussions with Buckinghamshire about its proposals and are happy to taken them forward.