In the immediate aftermath of the UK General Election, the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) believes that, however the next government is formed, it needs to provide a steady environment in which business can thrive.

With Brexit negotiations immediately before us, businesses need confidence from a UK Government that an economically rational Brexit will be pursued, to enable as smooth a transition as possible from the EU, without disrupting established commercial links.

Andrew Large, CPI Director General said: “The strong and dynamic UK Paper-based Industry, which operates in all regions of the country, stands ready and able to engage with the next Government, which needs to facilitate economic growth.”

“An Industrial Strategy, which helps create a surefooted UK economy with a level playing field for UK manufacturing is essential, enabling businesses to have confidence in creating jobs and continuing to trade successfully with Europe and beyond”, added Andrew.