Earlier this week, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), commented on the chaotic events in Parliament.

At one of the most pivotal moments for the UK economy in decades, the BCC has said that it is unacceptable that Westminster politicians have chosen to focus on themselves, rather than on the needs of the country and British businesses.

Throughout the ongoing turbulence, many business leaders are frustrated by yet another delay in the drawn-out process which impacts real-world business conditions, and ultimately currency markets.

Businesses are concerned that time is rapidly running out, with now just over 100 days left to go until Friday, March 29.

We have already seen that Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Members are planning for Brexit in the absence of clarity from Westminster, preparing for the outcome in whatever form it happens.

Businesses need clarity and precision on the UK’s future relationship with the EU and with other key trading partners, avoiding at all costs a disorderly exit.

Through the Chamber’s Department for International Trade, businesses are able to book on to our new Brexit Planning training course. The time-critical bridging course is designed to enable a positive changeover for businesses to prosper within the next Brexit transition.

Preparing for all possible scenarios, the course, delivered by Strong & Herd LLP, provides a step-by-step guide on how to assess your business, analyses key areas of customs and export compliance, provides an understanding of the key challenges and opportunities and reviews the current supply chain.

The course is regularly updated following announcements from parliament, ensuring that the content delivered is time-critical and relevant to real-time happenings.

We are pleased to announce that new course dates have been added to the calendar for 2019. For more details, contact fionam@hwchamber.co.uk.