Preparing your business for Brexit
As the UK prepares to leave the EU, the British Chambers network is helping businesses to consider how they can plan for the future.
Since the EU referendum in June 2016, business communities across the UK have faced unprecedented levels of uncertainty about trading conditions in the future. While the final outcome of the Brexit process remains unclear, we are encouraging companies of all sizes and sectors to consider how they may be affected.
The negotiations around Britain's withdrawal from, and future relationship with, the European Union continues to be one of the dominant features of the UK political landscape.
The network's research and lobbying work has focused on the practical impacts on firms of the decision to leave the EU. We are campaigning for clarity on the nature of the future relationship with the EU, and answers to the pragmatic concerns of businesses.
In order to help companies think about how their operations could be impacted, the network has created a Business Brexit Checklist, outlining key areas of operations where firms should assess what could change after the UK's departure from the EU.
HIE, SDI, SDS, SE, and Business Gateway have partnered to deliver the PrepareforBrexit.scot website which pays special attention to the needs of businesses trading in Scotland and offers a range of advice and support - we definitely recommend this site during your preperations.
In the midst of high levels of political noise and turbulence, the BCC has also created an FAQ to distil the Brexit Agreement and to help businesses understand what it means in practical terms, and a Risk Register to assess progress on 24 business-critical issues.
Our research and analysis below is intended to distill the complexity of the political process, and assess what the negotiations and agreements mean in practical terms for businesses.
We are here to advise you or signpost you to the most relevant agency to support you. Contact our International Trade team on 01463 718131 or email your enquiry to LEP@inverness-chamber.co.uk