Brexit


On 23rd June 2016, citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU). This decision will be likely to have implications for businesses throughout the country, and as a Chamber we are actively engaging with Government Ministers and MPs to ensure that we are able to help your business navigate any opportunities or uncertainties that may arise.

The Government has taken the next steps in returning power from Brussels to the UK by introducing the Repeal Bill to the House of Commons. This represents a significant milestone in the UK’s exit from the European Union. The Bill aims to maximise certainty and continuity, and ensure a stable transition as we leave the EU. It will convert EU law as it applies in the UK at the point of exit, into domestic law that will continue to apply after we leave.

For businesses, workers and consumers across the UK this means you can have confidence that there will not be unexpected changes on the day we leave the EU. With this in mind, the Department for Exiting the European Union has published guidance to businesses and organisations to explain any changes and answer any questions you may have. Please clickhereto read these guidance documents.

Please note, at this present moment there have been no official changes to the UK's relationship with the EU and we are still a full member.

Black Country Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be working with Birmingham City University'sCentre for Brexit Studies, with whom we have recently published theMaking A Success Of Brexitreport, which you can read by clickinghere.

Furthermore, British Chambers of Commerce have recently published their Brexit Priorities report, which outlines key priorities for Chamber member businesses throughout the country in the forthcoming negotiations. Please clickhereto read this report. Please clickhereto download the British Chambers of Commerce Business Brexit Checklist.

In addition, NatWest have launched an online toolkit that aims to answer a range of questions that you may have relating to Brexit. Please clickhereto access this online portal. Please clickhereto read the government's policy document on citizen's rights.

Please clickhereto read a joint statement from UK's leading business organisation regarding Brexit negotiations, andhereto read a letter from Home Secretary Amber Rudd to the British Chambers of Commerce regarding EU nationals.

As a Chamber, we are keen to hear about any issues that your business may have with regards to Brexit. If you would like any further information please contact us on 0330 024 0820 or emailwebsite@blackcountrychamber.co.uk.