Preparing for a no-deal Brexit

The UK triggered Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union on 29 March 2017. As set out under that treaty, the UK has two years to negotiate a Withdrawal Agreement and framework for a future relationship with the EU before the point of the UK’s exit from the EU at 11pm GMT on 29 March 2019. Whilst the Government maintains that progress has been significant and they remain confident that a positive deal can be achieved, as the date draws closer there remains a possibility that we may leave the EU without a deal in March 2019 and it is prudent for businesses to prepare for a no-deal scenario.

There are a wide variety of sources of information on this that businesses may wish to familiarise themselves with including a suite of official notices from Government. Whilst we do not endorse any particular view we have provided the following list of links that you might find useful.


UK Government guidance on how to prepare if the UK leave the EU with no deal


City of York Council ‘Planning for a possibility of a ‘No deal’ Brexit paper 


Leeds City Region Brexit Resilience and Opportunities Assessment


UK Government information about Article 50 and negotiations with the EU


EU Brexit preparedness information


House of Commons Library research briefing on a No Deal Brexit


House of Commons research and resource page on leaving the European Union


LGA Briefing on No Deal for Councils