Car giant BMW has followed plane-maker Airbus in warning about the consequences of Brexit uncertainty.

BMW UK boss Ian Robertson says clarity is needed by the end of the summer. BMW makes the Mini and Rolls Royce and employs about 8,000 people in the UK.

This latest development raises the temperature on the debate- as many more companies are to likely to reveal their intention should there be a no-deal scenario or another Brexit outcome that does not fit with their plans.

For finance directors keenly following events the statements of big corporates are hugely important.

With the possibility of further corporates preparing to leave the UK, the public mood may change again.

Yesterday’s public march in support of a second people’s referendum may have extra resonance.

In the meantime, the chancellor and Business Secretary need to spell out the real prospect of economic disaster to their colleagues and anyone still not sure of the implications of these statements.