**LAST UPDATED Feb 2019**

Preparing for 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.


Business Support and Advice

UK Government guidance on preparing for EU exit


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



British Chambers of Commerce – Business Brexit Checklist



Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership –  Let’s talk Brexit – Advice for Businesses



Background Information


UK Government information about Brexit, Article 50 and negotiations with the EU




City of York Council ‘Planning for a possibility of a ‘No deal’ Brexit paper – *** UPDATED DEC 2018****

https://democracy.york.gov.uk/documents/s128821/Brexit%20Exec%20paper%20Dec%202018%20v0%204.pdf (December 2018)

http://modgov.york.gov.uk/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=53884 (October 2018)


Leeds City Region Brexit Resilience and Opportunities Assessment



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