Brexit Negotiations (updated 09 October 2018)
West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, along with our national network through the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), is focused on the practicalities of Brexit for business. Since the EU referendum was held in 2016, your Chamber and the BCC has campaigned for answers to the pragmatic concerns of business.
The UK government and the European Commission must focus on the future trading relationship, and agree a deal that minimises further adjustment costs and also answers the many practical questions that trading businesses still face. Resources are available to help businesses prepare for the change and to assess the progress of the negotiations.
Business Brexit Checklist
We 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 a final settlement between the UK and EU remains to be agreed, there are steps that all firms can take to start planning for the future. BCC’s ‘Business Brexit Checklist’ below will help companies consider the changes that Brexit may bring, and help to plan at both operational and Board level.
Brexit Risk Register
The BCC has also published the two-dozen top real-world questions being asked on Brexit by businesses, where clarity is urgently needed so that firms can plan their post-Brexit trade.
As a deal gets closer, 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.