Trading success depends on a “hardwire collaboration” between UK companies and the government to help create new jobs, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Speaking at the business group’s International Trade Conference, director general, Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, will stress that business must be round the table to make trade work for local communities.
She will say that trade offers one of the most “powerful routes” to post-coronavirus economic recovery.
“Now is the time for the UK to champion free, fair and open trade, particularly in industries of the future, from services and low-carbon innovation to tech and life sciences.
“Having business closely involved is the proven way to give UK negotiators the real-time intelligence and edge they need to secure the best deals.”