Preparing for Brexit
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.
The UK government and the European Commission must focus on the future trading relationship – and swiftly conclude a deal that minimises further adjustment costs and that answers the many practical questions that trading businesses still face.
On behalf of the Chamber network, the BCC has put together resources to help businesses prepare for the change and to assess the progress of the negotiations.
The BCC has compiled three e-Guides to help businesses understand the changes to Rules of Origin, Tariffs and Customs Declarations in the event of a No-Deal Brexit. They will help you learn what these concepts are, how they apply to you and what might be different. Find out more about each topic and download the e-Guides below.
Business Brexit Checklist
While some companies are already planning for the challenges and opportunities ahead, Chambers 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.
While the final settlement between the UK and EU remains to be agreed, there are steps that firms of all sizes can take now to start planning for the future. Our Business Brexit Checklist below will help companies consider the changes that Brexit may bring, and help to plan at both operational and Board level.
No-deal Guidance Dashboard
The No-deal Guidance Dashboard brings together elements of the Risk Register and unanswered no-deal questions document that the British Chambers of Commerce have produced previously.
Key unanswered questions for a 'no-deal' scenario
Businesses do not want a messy and disorderly exit, but with a ‘no-deal’ scenario still possible, firms need clear and precise answers to the many questions this would pose for their business. The British Chambers of Commerce has campaigned strongly for clarity and forward planning and have compiled questions that capture the key uncertainties faced by businesses now.
Withdrawal Agreement FAQ
Following the publication of the Withdrawal Agreement, the BCC has put together a FAQ on the agreement and the likely next steps in the process.
Government has issued the following sectoral guidance documents which outline preparations for the UK leaving in a no-deal scenario.
Government has issued the following cross-border trade documents which outline preparations for the UK leaving in a no-deal scenario.