Brexit

Whilst there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the UK’s future relationship with the EU, the Chamber is keen to support businesses in the region to prepare for any changes that may come to fruition as the result of Brexit.

On this page you can find support from the Chamber on how your business can prepare for Brexit and also information on the policy and lobbying efforts of the Chamber.

Since the EU referendum in June 2016, the Chamber network has been delivering the views of business on the impact of Brexit to politicians and decision makers. Our accreditation to the British Chambers of Commerce means that we have a direct link into Westminster and can pass on any thoughts of businesses in West Cheshire & North Wales. Therefore, if you have any views please send them through to Matt Hodgson.

Business Brexit Checklist

The UK’s impending departure from the European Union will bring change for businesses of every size and sector.

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.

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BREXIT: Key unanswered questions for a ‘no-deal’ scenario

The UK is scheduled to exit the EU on 29 March. 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 official government guidance – and we have, where possible, welcomed the technical notices, partnership packs and other details of ‘nodeal’ planning published by the UK Government as a result.

The published policies on hiring EU workers, postponed accounting for import VAT and support for the UK’s continued involvement in European standards setting respond directly to BCC calls for clarity and forward planning. Important though these are, we need the same level of clarity across many other aspects of the business environment – especially international trade where so many basic questions remain unanswered. The questions below capture the key uncertainties faced by businesses now.

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Brexit Risk Register

The British Chambers of Commerce has published two-dozen top real-world questions being asked on Brexit by businesses across the UK – and says the government has managed to make limited progress on just 2 of the 23 issues where clarity is urgently needed so that firms can plan their trade following the UK’s departure from the EU.

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Brexit FAQs

Have you got questions about Brexit but are struggling to find simple answers? Have a look through our Brexit FAQ for an easy to read guide on the latest Brexit updates.

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Business Brexit Priorities

Since the historic referendum result in June 2016, Chambers of Commerce have been in deep consultation with local business communities across the United Kingdom – to ensure that, together, we are addressing the key business Brexit priorities for the UK government’s negotiations.

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No- Deal Brexit - Data Protection

Your business may need to prepare for data protection in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

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HM Gov Guidance

How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with 'no deal'

The UK Government has released a series of guidance notices designed to help business prepare for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit scenario.

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Seven things businesses in the EU need to know in order to prepare for Brexit

The United Kingdom (UK) will leave the European Union (EU) on Friday 29 March 2019 at midnight.

This is exactly two years after it notified the European Council of its intention to withdraw.

As of 30 March 2019, the UK will be a third country. It is now urgent that businesses in the EU start preparing for the UK’s withdrawal, if they have not yet done so.

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The Great Repeal Bill White Paper

On 30th March 2017 the UK Government published a whitepaper on Legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. The The Bill will repeal the European Communities Act and convert EU law (as it applies in the UK) into domestic law on the day we leave.

To help businesses prepare for the changes the Government has published Guidance for businesses on the Great Repeal Bill to help explain the process and to try and answer questions businesses may have.