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U.K. Business Chiefs Cite Substantial Brexit Woes in Gove Call

  • Gove pledges to ‘pull out all the stops’ to help firms adapt
  • Companies see border delays, extra red tape, added costs
Michael Gove
Michael GovePhotographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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The U.K.’s five main business lobby groups said British companies face “substantial” post-Brexit difficulties in trading with the European Union after holding a call with Cabinet Minister Michael Gove.

The so-called B5 -- the British Chambers of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry, Federation of Small Businesses, Institute of Directors and Make UK -- described the call among members of the government’s Brexit Business Taskforce as “productive” in a joint statement issued late Thursday.