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In the UK referendum held on 23rd June 2016 the UK voted to leave the EU. On 29th March 2017, the British government invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union and the UK is on course to leave the EU in March 2019.

Since then the UK Government have been developing and honing their negotiation position and proposed new partnership with the European Union. The whole process was ‘dynamic’ and the British government needed rapid information, both factual and estimations. CBA therefore formed a “BREXIT panel” to act as a ‘Rapid Reaction Sounding Board’ by which to pose questions to a range of members so as to provide swift information to and from government representatives following or ahead of key negotiation meetings.

CBA has been working on behalf of its members by providing information on developments and input to the British government to shed light on aspects that will affect or benefit the membership and help the UK internal decision making process.

CBA’s BREXIT Policy Position Paper as of September 2017 can be found by clicking here.

The British government needs rapid information, both factual and estimations, so CBA has formed a “BREXIT panel” to act as a ‘Rapid Reaction Sounding Board’ to provide swift information to government representatives following or ahead of negotiation meetings.

In addition to working with the British government to ensure member’s interests are being recognized CBA is also actively helping members become Brexit Ready in a number of ways: –
1. Providing workshops to help members understand the possible implications of the different Brexit options for their company and work they should consider doing now to help them stay ahead of the game, whatever the outcome. These will continue and become more focused as the path becomes clearer.
2. Hosted an Executive Conference on September 13th, 2018. There was an economic advisor and business experts to lead discussions about Brexit. For more information click here.
3. On the Member’s section of the website there is a dedicated Brexit page. CBA staff have uploaded a number of relevant documents from the UK, the EU, ECHA and beyond to help member’s easily find the information relevant to them.
4. The technical helpdesk are answering questions related to Brexit.

To view more in depth information about Brexit, please log on to the CBA’s member Brexit webpage.