The British fashion industry wants a second Brexit referendum

‘We are supporting the call for The People’s Vote as the preferred current option to minimise the impact to industry’

Following last night’s rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit plan – the biggest loss in Commons history at 230 votes against – the British Fashion Council has released a statement calling for a second referendum. 

“As the British Fashion Council, we cannot emphasise strongly enough that a No Deal Brexit is a scenario that should be avoided at all costs,” the statement opens, going on to explain the impact that leaving the EU would have on trading within the industry. “We are supporting the call for The People’s Vote as the preferred current option to minimise the impact to industry based on there being no valid deal on the table.”

Since the referendum, the BFC has been working to combat the negative impacts by partnering with the Home Office to expand and promote Tier 1 visas to young international fashion creatives. “We will continue to work with Government and designer businesses to navigate these difficult times and consider all options put forward,” the statement concludes. 

Find out more about the BFC’s efforts to combat Brexit here