British Prime Minister Theresa May is working to convince businesses in the UK that Brexit will not ultimately hurt their bottom line, according to a BBC report on Monday.
"People don't want a cliff-edge; they want to know with some certainty how things are going to go," May declared during the CBI conference.
She also told her audience that she was "conscious that there will be issues that will need to be looked at."
Although May promised to be as transparent as possible on the government's Brexit plans, she pointed out that she will not provide "a running commentary on every twist and turn."
May's official spokeswoman elaborated on these comments by saying that May "was reflecting the views we have expressed already about how we secure the best deal for the UK and how we seek to provide certainty where we can to businesses and people across the UK of the steps moving forward."
Pressure has increased on May due to reports, like this one on Monday from The Guardian, that the British economy is starting to suffer as a result of the Brexit vote. According to The Guardian's analysis, the pound is stuck at $1.22 against the dollar, demonstrating an 18 percent drop since the referendum; inflation jumped to 1 percent, its highest level in nearly two years; retail sales have plateaued due to the increase in clothing prices and the unusually warm autumn weather; and imports have risen faster than exports, increasing Britain's trade deficit.
Overall, The Guardian found that out of eight economic indicators used to assess the post-Brexit economy in Britain, four were worse than expected, with only two meeting expectations and another two surpassing them.