The UK’s departure from the EU is one of the biggest economic changes in a generation.
The Chamber Network is focused on the practicalities of Brexit for business communities across the UK. Since the decision to leave the EU, the BCC has campaigned for answers to the pragmatic concerns of business.
As the UK approaches its departure from the EU, its crucial that businesses are doing all they can to prepare for the future. The BCC has put together resources to help businesses plan for the change. Visit our Preparing for Brexit page below to find out how your firm can be ready to face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Over the last two and a half years, Brexit has contained numerous twists and turns in Westminster and Brussels. In that time, the BCC has focused on getting answers to practical questions about future trading conditions and evaluating what the political process actually means for critical business issues. The BCC’s research and analysis assess the implications of the negotiations and what they mean for UK business communities.
Government launches its ‘Prepare for EU Exit’ hub
On 8 January the government launched a new hub for no deal Brexit information on the .gov.uk hub, which has dedicated sections for businesses, individuals, UK nationals in the EU and EU nationals in the UK. The webpages include a tool for filtering the technical notices, partnership packs and other guidance based on company sector.
MPs rejected Theresa May’s Brexit deal on 15 January by a record majority of 230. They returned to the House of Commons on 29 January to debate the government’s response. From this a majority voted in favour of a non-binding amendment that rejected a no-deal Brexit. They also voted in favour of an amendment that called for the backstop to be replaced with “alternative arrangements to avoid a hard border” in Ireland, but otherwise supported the prime minister’s deal. The next move is for Theresa May to seek the change MPs wish with the EU
Click here to see the possible options going forward
Possible future dates
31 October 2019 – If Parliament agrees the withdrawal agreement comes into force.
21 December 2020 – The current plan, If Parliament agrees, is for a transition period of 21 months to smooth the path from Brexit to the UK and EU’s future permanent relationship.
For further information regarding Brexit contact the International Business team on 01254 356473