Draft Brexit Agreement Statement

20 November 2018

Following a sample poll of our industry on acceptance of the draft Brexit agreement, Hospitality Ulster has issued the following statement:

The current draft agreement to exit the EU is far from perfect, and still causes some concern, but when faced with a no deal scenario, 74% of respondents to our industry poll support its acceptance, whilst recognising that further clarification on a number of issues is still required.


We believe the current draft agreement is commercially better than a no deal scenario and will support the wider domestic economy on which our members depend, providing a framework for unfettered access to goods and services and visa free access for EU visitors to support the growing tourism market.


The draft agreement removes some uncertainty, but we are keen to work with all parties to address the remaining concerns to ensure an acceptable outcome.