Countdown to Brexit: 100 days - Are you Brexit ready? If not...act now

With 100 days to go before the UK leaves the EU, the UK Government is holding ‘no-deal’ contingency planning meetings; has over 500 ‘workstreams’ mobilised on preparing for no-deal; and is about to write to 140,000 businesses in a call to arms – saying now is the time act, if you haven’t already done so.

We have been reporting on the increasing concern of business groups who have been "watching in horror" the impasse within Westminster – and who fear that many organisations have not left enough time to migrate smoothly to a no-deal post-Brexit world on 29 March.

Europe is also gearing up for a no-deal Brexit, today publishing a “bare-bones” plan for keeping flights in the air and money flowing for nine months – understandable as European Commission officials left the UK with the binary choice of leaving with the ‘negotiated deal’ or ‘no-deal’.

Meanwhile, Brexit Partners have honed their “Brexit Readiness” assessment and quality assurance tool – using the collated results from working across many clients and sectors.  This addresses the key issues and potential risks of Brexit impact in business operations, supply chain, finance and regulation.

The risks to the future prosperity of the UK and EU27 is in jeopardy for the next generation or longer if we don’t make a collective success of the transition.  To that end - and with the support of our present client base - we will now make this assessment available to organisations that have a Brexit transition or contingency plan in place - or both.

Contact us in the first instance.

We can bring objective, insight and deep Brexit know-how with the re-assurance of an external quality audit of Brexit planning covering both operational and governance matters.  The scope includes Brexit impact and readiness assessments on topics including:

  • Internal Resourcing

  • Contingency Planning

  • Customer and Supply Chain contingency plans

  • Manufacturing

  • Procurement

  • Research & Development

  • Finance & Accounting

  • Human Resources

  • Legal & Regulatory

  • Technology

The quick-scan is intended to highlight priority areas for prioritisation with clear pointers as to the risks and remedial action needed.

References

In a joint statement, the British Chambers of Commerce, the Confederation of British Industry, manufacturers' organisation the EEF, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors said: "Businesses have been watching in horror as politicians have focused on factional disputes rather than practical steps that business needs to move forward. 

“The lack of progress in Westminster means that the risk of a no-deal Brexit is rising.

"There are also hundreds of thousands who have yet to start - and cannot be expected to be ready in such a short space of time."

 
John ShuttleworthComment