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'Urgent action required': Government's latest letter on how businesses should prepare for a no deal Brexit

'Urgent action required': Government's latest letter on how businesses should prepare for a no deal Brexit
Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Tue 12th Mar 2019

The government has once again written to businesses urging them to prepare for the impact of a no deal Brexit.

This government has written to VAT-registered companies several times informing them of what they need to do should the UK leave the European Union without a deal.

The latest letter, sent to businesses trading with countries outside the EU or with the EU and the rest of the world, follows a report in which ministers admitted that small businesses are generally not prepared for a no deal Brexit despite communication from government.

The latest letter, posted in full below, opens with "urgent action required" and says that the advice is important even if businesses don't currently trade with the EU as they may "need to adapt...systems and processes".

Although the letters have only been sent to VAT-registered businesses, the advice is worth reading even if your business isn't VAT registered.

Links to no deal Brexit advice included in the letter:

Don't forget you can stay up to date, get personalised guidance and connect with expert advisers through Enterprise Nation's Brexit Advice Service.

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Government advice on how businesses should prepare for no deal Brexit

Government advice for how businesses need to prepare for no deal Brexit

Government advice on how businesses should prepare for no deal Brexit

Government advice on small businesses preparing for no deal Brexit

Stay up to date, get personalised guidance and connect with expert advisers through Enterprise Nation's Brexit Advice Service.

Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events
I'm a freelance content creator and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I have 18 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from billionaires like Sir Richard Branson to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community and have strong connections to major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 50 events; from intimate meet-ups to conferences with an audience of hundreds including events for international brands like Facebook and Xero. I'm also a big fan of podcasts having hosted Enterprise Nation's Small Business Sessions as well as lots of online events including Facebook Live interviews, webinars and three live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography. I'm here to help. I'm volunteering free advice calls of up to an hour as part of the Recovery Advice for Business scheme, over the next 6 months. Please get in touch to see how I can help your business. 

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