Brexit news: Deal or no deal

07 Jan Brexit news: Deal or no deal

Brexit news continues to dominate the headlines and will continue to do so as we get ever closer to the date of the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU).


What will a deal or no deal Brexit mean for businesses?
At the Berkshire Growth Hub, we want to help Berkshire businesses understand what the EU withdrawal will mean to them and keep business owners updated with the latest information, advice and support available.

The government has been implementing a significant programme of work to ensure the UK will be ready in all scenarios, including a potential ‘no deal’ outcome (where the UK leaves the EU without agreement) in March 2019. The government has set-up a central website to provide guidance for businesses and individuals to prepare for the EU exit. Click here to visit this website.

Deal: Withdrawal agreement as announced on 25 November 2018
Click here to view the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, as endorsed by leaders’ at a special meeting of the European Council on 25 November 2018.

You can also view the outline of the political declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as agreed at negotiators’ level on 14 November 2018.  You can view the Explainer for the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union, 14 November 2018.

No deal: How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal
The government has put together guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there is no deal, which can be viewed on the government website here. This includes information on importing, exporting, product labelling, workplace rights, tax and regulation.

Online tool to help your business prepare for the UK leaving the EU
The government has developed a useful tool to provide businesses with relevant information to help them prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Click here to access the tool.

Other important information and resources:
Brexit checklist for businesses – The British Chambers of Commerce has created a Business Brexit checklist to help businesses consider and plan for the changes that Brexit may bring to their organisation.
Department for International Trade (DIT).  For guidance and information regarding exporting and importing, businesses can call the DIT South East enquiry line on 0330 300 012, submit an EU exit enquiry form, email or visit this website.

Small Business Brexit Pack
The Federation of Small Businesses has published a Brexit pack on their website, which includes resources and podcasts.

HMRC Partnership Pack
This HMRC Partnership pack has been created to assist businesses and those providing business advice and support to prepare for EU Exit. It includes information on customs, excise, VAT and regulatory changes.


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