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Latest Brexit Business Readiness

Brexit Business Readiness Bulletin

Issue 41: 20 December 2019

Introduction

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU. This Bulletin aims to provide you and your networks with important information from Government and rally businesses to get ready for Brexit.  

The Withdrawal Agreement Bill

Following the State Opening of Parliament by HM The Queen on Thursday 19 December, the Leader of the House of Commons, Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, announced that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill will have its Second Reading on Friday 20 December 2019.  The Withdrawal Agreement Bill has been published and can be viewed here.  The Bill reflects the agreements made with the EU and the passing of the Bill will pave the way for the UK to leave the EU by the end of the extension period.

Brexit Business Readiness Forum

The forum will return in the new year. The next forum will be held on  Thursday 23 January 2020. Further details will be sent to relevant organisations under a separate cover.   Topics for the January Forum will be published in the January edition of the Bulletin.

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