Preparing for Brexit

On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union.

Throughout the Brexit process, Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce continues to promote and defend the interests of our members to local and central government; on any issues arising out of Brexit. The UK leaving the EU creates a series of challenges and opportunities for businesses of all nature and size - and the Chamber is very active in promoting our members views to ensure we are influencing conversations for the county’s business community, while remaining abreast all developments.

The Chamber is focused on the practicalities of Brexit for our business community. Since the decision to leave the EU, Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce has been actively involved in consultations with the BCC sharing members’ views to get answers to the pragmatic concerns of business.

The UK Government and European Commission must focus on the future trading relationships and swiftly conclude a deal that minimises further adjustment costs and that answers the many practical questions that trading businesses still face.

The Chamber helps navigate members through the uncertainties and the impacts of Brexit and can provide advice on topics such as;

  • Regulations and changes to regulatory frameworks that affect business
  • Post-Brexit trade scenarios, customs processes and business immigration
  • International trade queries
  • A range of general Brexit uncertainties

The British Chamber of Commerce has put together resources to help businesses prepare for the change and to assess the progress of these negotiations.

Business Brexit Checklist: These are steps that businesses of all sizes can take now to start planning for the future. The Business Brexit Checklist will help companies consider the changes that Brexit may bring, and help to plan at both operational and Board level. To access it click here.

Business Risk Register: These are 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. This risk register applies to the situation beyond the transition period if an agreement in signed, and in the unwelcome event of a ‘no-deal’ outcome. To access it click here.

Brexit FAQs: These FAQs are to help you understand the draft Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Agreement. It sets out answers to questions being asked all over the county and the UK to try and help understand the terms which are being thrown about. To access FAQs please click here.

Your business doesn’t have to navigate Brexit alone, if you would like further advice on planning for Brexit, then please contact Deven Attwell at policy@northants-chamber.co.uk or 01604 490490.


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