Negotiations around the UK’s withdrawal from, and future relationship with, the European Union continue to be one of the dominant features of the UK political landscape.
The UK’s impending departure from the EU will bring change for businesses of every size and sector across the country.
The Chamber Network is concerned about the practicalities for business communities across the UK. Since the decision to leave the EU, the Chamber of Commerce network has campaigned for answers to the pragmatic concerns of business. Businesses communities across the UK have their own views on the nature of the future relationship between the UK and EU, but all want clarity on how they can operate with their nearest trading partner.
While some companies are already planning for the challenges and opportunities ahead, Chambers of Commerce believe that all firms – not just those directly and immediately affected – should be undertaking a Brexit ‘health check’, and a broader test of existing business plans.
While the final settlement between the UK and EU remains to be agreed, there are steps that firms of all sizes can take now to start planning for the future. Our Business Brexit Checklist below will help companies consider the changes that Brexit may bring, and help to plan at both operational and Board level.
British Chambers of Commerce has also published the two-dozen top real-world questions being asked on Brexit by businesses across the UK, where clarity is urgently needed so that firms can plan their trade following the UK’s departure from the EU.
As negotiations progress, Chambers of Commerce will be assessing progress against these questions. To date, businesses have had some assurances on the status of EU nationals in the UK workforce and on the industrial standards regime – hence the ‘amber’ ratings for these two issues.
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