BASINGSTOKE’S MP met with the Basingstoke Business and Enterprise Forum to update members on Brexit.

The Basingstoke Business & Enterprise Forum (BBEF) is an organisation providing an independent middle ground where businesses can meet, build rapport and give views to Maria Miller and government ministers.

Mrs Miller answered a wide range of questions concerning Brexit including future trade agreements, regulations and immigration in a question and answer session.

After the meeting, Mrs Miller said: “Basingstoke is a thriving economy and is one of the top ten employment centres in the south east.”

“SME’s play a vital role in Basingstoke generating 80 per cent of employment. It is always good to meet with local employers and to listen to their concerns. The key message from local businesses in Basingstoke was that they are getting on with Brexit preparations and want the government to do the same. The BBEF provides an important platform where employers can raise key concerns and make sure they are heard in Westminster.”