Businesses must ignore the current political uncertainties and focus on preparing for Brexit, the chief executive of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce said today.

Kim Conchie said increasing uncertainty within the cabinet should be motivation enough for businesses needed to focus on getting “clued up” on basics issues to be prepared for whatever Brexit throws at them.

“Whilst politics may be dominating the headlines, getting prepared for Brexit starts by developing a strategy,” he said.

“Many businesses in Cornwall are confident and our work with the Export for Growth programme has seen international exports beyond the EU rise over the last year. However, time is running out for those not yet prepared.

“The current spate of infighting paints a worrying picture for businesses seeking answers on the future of doing business with the EU. In times of increased uncertainty, we urge businesses to get prepared, starting with the basics.”

To help businesses do this, the chamber has produced a ‘Brexit Toolkit’. And in September, it will be hosting a special Brexit Conference.