As the clock ticks down on the new October deadline, some critical decisions are yet to be made and you need to be following these closely.

Sixteen organisations have pooled resources to produce a new contingency planning website for food and drink companies.

Planning for political uncertainty

Brexit is a symptom of something even bigger, a decline in political trust across Europe. See how that may unfold and what it could mean for your business.
 

 

Questions, preparation and check list:

Frequently asked questions, practical advice and No deal check list to help you prepare

 

Planning for growth after Brexit

We brought together almost a hundred food and grocery CEOs to discuss building productivity, exports and skills to deliver lasting prosperity.

 
14 June 2019
Across Europe, the majority of people have  become disillusioned with traditional politics, and long established political parties are losing support to a variety of new or more radical alternatives. We look at four ways this uncertainty could unfold, the implications and questions to consider to help you prepare. DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD BREXIT AND ECONOM...
14 June 2019
Readiness for a ‘no deal’ Brexit varies considerably from business to business. Some have worked extremely hard at this, while others have accepted the risk of taking little or no action. However, it has become clear that no company is able to get itself entirely ready because several areas simply can’t be prepared for with certainty.    In this article, we pick out our top five Brexit is...
14 June 2019
IGD has joined forces with a range of other organisations to develop a new resource to help companies prepare for Brexit.   The Brexit Food Hub provides answers to a series frequently asked questions, spanning from tariffs to transport and imports to immigration. It also pulls together, in one handy place, links to the most relevant government advice and a range of other useful resource...
24 April 2019
The Brexit deadline has shifted for a second time and October 31st is the new date to circle in the calendar, unless a withdrawal deal can be ratified before then. As the politicians regroup, companies are working through what this lengthy extension means for them. Here’s our concise guide to five current business considerations. 1. Contingency planning Contingency planning for Brexit ...
06 March 2019
With one month to go until the Brexit deadline, what are the current implications for the food and grocery industry? This video will cover: What could happen next  [01:33 - 03:30] Reassuring news  [03:31 – 10:24] Remaining concerns  [10:25 – 17:49] Issues requiring attention  [17:50 – 24:58] Likelihood of a no deal outcome  [24:59 – 27:16] Helpful information  [27:...
06 March 2019
The following questions have been raised during IGD webinars and are summarised here for a wider audience. The information provided is accurate, to the best of our knowledge, as of 5th March. However, circumstances change quickly, new information is emerging daily and we are not able to verify every source. Readers are advised to seek advice from specialists before making any critical busin...
15 February 2019
This article presents a series of ten practical actions that businesses can take now, to prepare for the possibility of a “no-deal” Brexit. These are aimed at businesses currently importing goods to the UK from the EU. This does not currently require much admin, as the UK is within the single market and customs union. If we see no-deal Brexit, the UK will move outside these arrangements...
30 January 2019
Brexit is scheduled for 29th March 2019 and yet, with the clock ticking down, there’s still no certainty on what this will really mean for food and grocery businesses in the UK and the EU. We’ve been discussing planning for a No Deal Brexit extensively with various government departments and through our industry expert groups. This video will provide: Start - 07:56  Latest Brexit devel...
26 November 2018
For as long as there is a possibility that a deal might not be signed off on Brexit, the food and grocery sector faces a daunting to-do list to prepare for this worst-case scenario.  Hopefully, your business has already considered this possibility, prepared an action plan and begun to work on it. Each company’s list is likely to be unique but here is a generic checklist to use as a cross-ref...
23 November 2018
The UK government has published a series of 106 ‘technical papers’ providing advice to companies on preparing for a No Deal Brexit. This is obviously a lot for anyone to digest and so we have summarised the key points here for you. We do however recommend that you read in full any paper that covers a critical element for your business. 1. Trading with the EU In the event of No Deal, th...

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