“Tick, tock, tick, tock…” As ITN’s political editor Robert Peston has reported, this seems to be the Government’s tactic as we approach Brexit Day on 29 March.
So, it’s time to take control and begin planning for a No Deal Brexit. Of course, the Government’s tactic might work in the end, even after their 230-vote defeat on the Withdrawal Agreement last week. Or MPs might decide to reverse some or all of their earlier votes that turned the Article 50 notification into law.
But can you really take this risk? As our chairman told the Sunday Express yesterday, “It’s time to press the panic button. I hope we get a deal, but even if you think there’s only a 50% chance of No Deal, you owe it to your business to prepare now.”
The chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses highlighted the risks in the same report. “The reality is that this extreme outcome of a hard No Deal Brexit would hit many small firms, particularly those that are part of supply chains that run through the EU.”
And the CEO of the Chemical Business Association warned before Christmas that: “the worst of all possible outcomes – a No Deal Brexit – is becoming increasingly likely.”
Please think about what you need to do to prepare for a No Deal Brexit. And think about joining us at Ready for Brexit, if you haven’t already signed up. We have all the tools you need to start going up the learning curve very quickly – before time runs out on 29 March.
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