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Businesses in Cornwall are urged to prepare for Brexit

Businesses in Cornwall are urged to prepare for Brexit

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 11:19am 8th October 2019.

Businesses in Cornwall are being urged to get free help with Brexit preparations.

With under a month to prepare for a potential no-deal, the Government is advising businesses in Cornwall that trade internationally to urgently assess how they will be affected and get plans in place.

The advice comes as the Brexit Business Readiness Events Roadshow gets under way with a free event in the Duchy.

Cornwall Council is encouraging businesses to sign up to the event, which takes place on Tuesday, October 15th from 8.30am to 11.30am at the St Austell Conference Centre, on St Austell Business Park.

The practical workshop will provide businesses with a personalised action plan detailing the paperwork needed to continue exporting, expected impact to supply chains, and changes to regulations and contracts.

International trade experts will explain where businesses can find tariff information, commodity codes and duty rates, and what issues business owners may need to speak to customers and employees about.


"Like all local authorities up and down the country, Cornwall Council has been considering what the potential impact of leaving the European Union will have on our residents.

"We are working to try to ensure that our communities are not adversely affected, however Brexit will bring fundamental changes to the way people do business. 

"If there is a no-deal Brexit on October 31, companies in Cornwall have very limited time to implement the significant changes expected.

"Many businesses are already planning for the challenges and opportunities ahead but a substantial number are not. Every company in Cornwall, even those who do not think they will be directly affected, should be undertaking no-deal preparation."

Julian German, Leader of Cornwall Council

Locally, businesses can get guidance from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub, Cornwall Council's Business Regulatory Support Hub, and business representative organisations. Find out more at cornwall.gov.uk/Brexit

'Help for Brexit' is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's £10m Brexit Readiness Fund.

You can register for the Get Ready for Brexit event here.

Places are limited and offered on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is required.

Businesses can also watch 45-minute webinars about exporting goods and services after Brexit. These will take place on Tuesday October 8th at 2pm and 3pm. Register here.

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