A NEW government consultation on post-Brexit trade deals has been welcomed.

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson spoke out about the consultation and has urged local businesses leaders and the public to contribute their views.

Mr Stephenson said, “Having met with businesses across Pendle, I know there are uncertainties surrounding the coming months, as Brexit negotiations come to a head.

“However, once we are out, all businesses can profit from the UK striking its own trade deals with countries around the world after Brexit. It is important they, and the public, get across to the Government what it needs to deliver on, using the freedoms that comes with Brexit.”

In launching the consultations, the Government is inviting members of the public, businesses, trade experts, and any other interested organisations to have their say.

To contribute to the consultations, visit: https://consultations.trade.gov.uk/