This checklist has been created to help businesses consider the changes that Brexit may bring to your firm, and to help business planning at both operational and Board levels.
The UK’s impending departure from the European Union will bring change for businesses of every size and sector.
While some companies are already planning for the challenges and opportunities ahead, The East Lancashire Chamber 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. Time spent thinking through the changes that Brexit may bring to your firm could yield real dividends in future.
While the final settlement between the UK and the European Union is still to be negotiated, there are steps that businesses of all sizes can take now to start planning ahead. Recent Chamber surveys have asked:
- Have you / your management team devoted time to considering the potential consequences of Brexit – direct or indirect – on your businesses?
- If you have one, have you consulted with your Board of Directors on Brexit – or scheduled an opportunity to do so?
- Have you mapped your supplier and customer base – and considered how changes in the UK-EU trade relationship could affect them?
This checklist has been prepared in response to the findings, which suggest that a significant number of firms are either watching and waiting – or taking no action at all. We hope you find it useful as a basis for business planning at both operational and Board level.
Your firm doesn’t have to navigate Brexit alone. Contact the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce to find out how your Chamber can support you.
Brexit involves a lot of uncertainty – and many companies need to continue to think prudently about how the changes ahead may affect their operations. The Chamber Network’s Business Brexit Checklist offers a helpful starting point if you have not already begun to plan.
Click here to view the Checklist.
For more information please contact Stephanie Warrington on [email protected] or call 01254 356473