The lingering political mess around Brexit is a "crushing disaster" for British companies. Investor confidence is at its lowest since the financial crash of last year, said the director general of the Confederation of British Industry (British Industry).

Carolyn Fairbairn told London business leaders that "paralysis" in Westminster, which continues "every day without agreement is corrosive", has consequences for the UK economy.

She said the government and other political parties involved in the Brexit mess should sit down and pay attention to the realities of the business world and stop shirking their responsibilities to the country, where the chiefs of state and the government of the Republic of Macedonia, companies are already forced to cancel their expansion because of the prospect of a decision. on the Brexit seems further than ever.

"From the heart of business to the heart of politics, solve this blockage, do what you need and do it quickly," she said.

Fairbairn added that if multiparty negotiations fail, as expected, Theresa May or her successor should "move quickly to the next stage."

Speaking at the Mansion House, Fairbairn said the IWC's investigations showed investment intentions were "at their lowest since the financial crash" a decade ago.

Inventories have reached their highest level since the 1950s, companies have sank hundreds of millions of people into emergency plans without "no benefit", while "politicians prevaricate", has she said.

A failure at Westminster would inevitably involve support for an election or a second referendum, which would push the final Brexit decision further.

"Companies need pace, decisions, leadership … measured in days and weeks, not months and years," she told the executive meeting, to which Greg, the business secretary, Clark, too, is addressed.

It singled out creative and technology companies moving their headquarters to Europe, undermining the UK's hope of building on its current success in the sector.

International long-distance satellite broadcasters in London are forced to move elsewhere if there is no agreement, while financial services, including insurance companies and bankers, have already decamped part of their operations in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Luxembourg. Ireland.

France and the Netherlands are aggressively pursuing the benefits of Brexit. The Dutch government revealed earlier this year that it hoped to attract 250 companies.

Discovery and Bloomberg have already announced their intention to invest in the Netherlands because of Brexit.

France has identified 50 companies, including the automotive and pharmaceutical industries, which it is trying to attract to the other side of the Channel, while the European Medicines Agency has been transferred to Amsterdam with the loss of 900 jobs UK.