Statement in relation to the election of Boris Johnson

Today the Conservative Party has elected a new leader, Boris Johnson, who by default assumes the position of Prime Minister vacated by Theresa May. With no General Election called, the British public has not had an opportunity to decide on the next leader of the country and may not have any further say in the manner of the UK’s exit from the EU.

With a presumed period of Cabinet position and Brexit negotiations ahead in Whitehall, our global trading partners and the global media will once again be looking to the UK to put forward a clear position on our exit plan from the EU and begin to rebuild leadership and business confidence.

The British Chamber of Commerce stands ready to support British businesses in Singapore and will provide information, resources, access to key stakeholders and opportunities for feedback during this period of change and beyond.