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Local Government Brexit Bulletin (21st October 2019)

– 21 October 2019

Welcome to the Brexit Bulletin – providing an update on recent developments relevant to local authorities and any upcoming parliamentary activity.

Prime Minister’s Open Letter to Businesses

– 18 October 2019

Following the Government’s announcement that a deal has been agreed for the UK’s departure from the European Union, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written an open letter to business.

Local Government Brexit Bulletin (16th October 2019)

– 17 October 2019

Welcome to the Brexit Bulletin – providing an update on recent developments relevant to local authorities and any upcoming parliamentary activity.

Brexit Business Readiness Event Slides Available

– 14 October 2019

For those who were unable to attend last weeks’ Brexit Business Readiness Event in Cumbria, the Events Team has now put up the presentation slides on their website ready for download.

Free Online Brexit Business Readiness Event Announced

– 14 October 2019

To help business prepare for exiting the EU on 31 October, the Government are delivering a FREE online Brexit Business Readiness Event, in conjunction with the final three roadshow events in the North of England over the next few weeks.

Latest DEFRA Resources for EU Exit (7 October)

– 12 October 2019

The UK will leave the EU on 31 October. Agri-Food businesses should ensure that they are prepared for EU Exit and continue to visit GOV.UK for guidance.

Government Temporary Tariff Rates & Agri-Food Checklist

– 10 October 2019

The Government has this week published a statement re-confirming the temporary tariff rates that would apply to the agri-food and other sectors if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31st October.

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce opens free helpline service and resources

– 9 October 2019

The Cumbria Chamber of Commerce now has a dedicated selection of services to help businesses get ready for Brexit, thanks to funding from the Government’s Brexit Preparedness Fund.

Local Government Brexit Bulletin (8th October 2019)

– 9 October 2019

Welcome to the Brexit Bulletin – providing an update on recent developments relevant to local authorities and any upcoming parliamentary activity.

Latest DEFRA Resources for EU Exit (30 September)

– 4 October 2019

The UK will leave the EU on 31 October. Agri-Food businesses should ensure that they are prepared for EU Exit and continue to visit GOV.UK for guidance.

Local Government Brexit Bulletin (2nd October 2019)

– 3 October 2019

Welcome to the Brexit Bulletin – providing an update on recent developments relevant to local authorities and any upcoming parliamentary activity.

Local Government Brexit Bulletin (27th September 2019)

– 28 September 2019

Welcome to the Brexit Bulletin – providing an update on recent developments relevant to local authorities and any upcoming parliamentary activity.

Latest DEFRA Resources for EU Exit (23 September)

– 28 September 2019

The UK will leave the EU on 31 October. Agri-Food businesses should ensure that they are prepared for EU Exit and continue to visit GOV.UK for guidance.

Brexit Business Readiness: North East & West Events Announced

– 25 September 2019

To help business prepare for exiting the EU on 31 October, the Government are delivering a series of events until Friday 18 October 2019.

Latest DEFRA Resources Available for EU Exit

– 20 September 2019

Key information from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has been updated recently, with resources and information about how you can access government support and advice through events, webinars and a new helpline.

Local Government Brexit Bulletin (19th September 2019)

– 19 September 2019

Welcome to the Brexit Bulletin – providing an update on recent developments relevant to local authorities and any upcoming parliamentary activity.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (16th September 2019)

– 16 September 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

Brexit Business Readiness Events: Sign Up Today

– 12 September 2019

The Government is arranging ‘Brexit Business Readiness Events’ across the UK to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the European Union, with events starting 16th September.

Local Government Brexit Bulletin (12th September 2019)

– 12 September 2019

Welcome to the Brexit Bulletin – providing an update on recent developments relevant to local authorities and any upcoming parliamentary activity.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (10th September 2019)

– 11 September 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

CLEP updates its Brexit Impact Assessment

– 9 September 2019

The report updates the findings of the December 2018 Brexit analysis note for Cumbria in the light of developments since then.

Agri-Food Businesses & Brexit: What You Need To Know

– 7 September 2019

The UK will be leaving the EU on 31st October. It’s important that Agri-Food businesses are aware of and understand what changes could affect the day-to-day running of business operations.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (4th September 2019)

– 4 September 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (30th August 2019)

– 31 August 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

HMRC begins EORI auto-enrolling scheme

– 22 August 2019

As the UK prepares to leave the EU on 31 October, HMRC has started to automatically enrol all relevant traders that are VAT registered to have EORI numbers.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (20th August 2019)

– 22 August 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (6th August 2019)

– 6 August 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

Chancellor announces £2.1bn funding for no-deal Brexit

– 1 August 2019

An immediate cash boost to help get the UK ready for Brexit on 31 October has been announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (30th July 2019)

– 31 July 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (23rd July 2019)

– 24 July 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.