UK business unprepared for Brexit, says Chamber of Commerce

According to a survey this week by the British Chamber of Commerce some 51% of companies have not taken any of the steps recommended by the UK government to prepare for changes in the trade of goods.

On Wednesday, UK businesses were told to prepare for paperwork or face 100 km-long queues of lorries when the country’s post-Brexit transition arrangement ends, prompting accusations that the government was setting up industry to take the blame for the government’s failure to make adequate preparations.

“Significant unanswered questions remain for businesses, and despite recent public information campaigns, base levels of preparedness are low,” BCC director general Adam Marshall said.

“Many firms say they’ve heard talk of deadlines and cliff edges before, and others are still grappling with fundamental challenges as a result of the pandemic and have too little cash or information with which to plan.”

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