However, it said without mutual recognition, manufacturers could face added cost and complexity at a time when they are already reeling from coronavirus. “Even with a deal we are facing significant additional costs,” Mr Everitt told the BBC. “It gets worse if there’s no deal.”
But some Conservative MPs, including former Brexit Secretary David Davis, say this would impede recovery and are warning they will resist this or any similar moves. They have been told they risk expulsion from the parliamentary party if they vote against the Budget.