With less than 50 days until the UK is due to leave the European Union, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has been campaigning vigorously for official government guidance, but says that 20 key questions concerning British businesses remain unanswered.
Businesses across the country, large and small, are unable to plan while the threat of a messy and disorderly Brexit is hanging over them.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast on 13 February, Claire Walker, co-executive director of policy and campaigns for the BCC, told viewers that businesses of all sizes are in the situation whereby they aren’t unable to plan for a deal or no-deal Brexit.
Walker said that businesses are struggling to find answers about issues such as how lead-times may be affected by new customs procedures, what tariffs they’ll need to pay when importing goods to the UK from the EU and rest of the world, and whether there will be new safety requirements and inspections at the UK-EU border.
The list of Key Questions that the BCC says remain unresolved by the government can be read in full on the British Chambers of Commerce website.
The BCC says on its website that businesses don’t need to navigate Brexit alone and can contact their local Chamber of Commerce for support.