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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.

As you will no doubt be aware, Article 50 was triggered in March 2017, meaning that Britain will now be able to enter into negotiations on independent trade deals with other countries both within the EU and beyond; a process that could take up to 2 years, which will see our formal leaving of the EU take place in Spring 2019.

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's Centre for Bexit Studies, with whom we have recently published the Making A Success Of Brexit report, which you can read by clicking here.

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 click here to read this report.

In addition, NatWest have launched an online toolkit that aims to answer a range of questions that you may have relating to Brexit. Please click here to access this online portal.

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 email website@blackcountrychamber.co.uk.

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