A comprehensive survey of how ready North East businesses feel they are prepared for Brexit is being launched on Monday, 30 July 2018 to gather views to send to the Government.
Organised by North East England Chamber of Commerce, the survey asks what effect Brexit is likely to have on their business and how prepared they are for operating their business outside the EU.
James Ramsbotham, chief executive, North East England Chamber of Commerce said: “We believe it is imperative that the Government is made aware, and takes note of, the issues of concern and possible impact on business as they prepare for Brexit. Our survey of members will demonstrate clearly opinions of a wide section of North East members from SMEs to larger multi-nationals.”
The survey also asks which elements of Brexit could affect a business most from a change in VAT, access to EU workforce or potential difficulties to trading arrangements.
There is an opportunity for all companies responding to the questions to also put their own question to the Government on Brexit which the Chamber will pass on to the appropriate Ministers. The survey will close mid-September with the results will be released in late September and included in a submission to the Government.
The responses will support the Chamber Brexit Task Group’s work to help prepare its members for Brexit.