Airbus welcomes proposed Brexit agreement but seeks more 'clarity'
THE Prime Minister's proposed Brexit Withdrawal Agreement has been welcomed with caution by one on the region's biggest employers. Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus, says the company is still looking for more 'clarity' from PM Theresa May on what her proposed deal will mean for the Broughton based business. He added: "We have long argued that greater clarity was needed on what Brexit means for the United Kingdom and for us, as a major employer - with 14,000 people, more than 100,000 in the supply chain and a turnover here of £6bn - the shape of the future longer-term relationship with the European Union is of critical importance. "The announcement of a draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement is a welcome first step forwards but there clearly remains much work to do. The company sent shockwaves throughout British Industry when it said it would 'reconsider its investments in the UK, and its long-erm footprint in the country' if Britain was forced to leave the single market and customs union in March 2019 without any transition agreement in place.