How should FMCG suppliers respond to Brexit now?

Posted by Jonathan Kittow on 20/10/19 20:44

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Has anything changed a result of Super-Saturday?

Parliament has voted to postpone the meaningful vote, but not delayed the Brexit clock. 
The PM has been obliged to request an extension, but the EU are unlikely to postpone the deadline unless there is a clear alternative to 'prolongation', and the PM is claiming he will not negotiate an extension. The options are the possibility of a vote on 'Boris' Deal', subject to the Speaker's approval, an extension or the default, which is still  No-deal, on October 31st.

The government continue to plan for a No-deal and suppliers are being urged to prepare, despite other options.

Take this final opportunity to stress test your plans before the 31st and be fully prepared for either outcome. Next week's Brexit Workshop, facilliated by expert, Robert Hardy  is now taking registrations for those that were unable to make the first session, please do share with colleagues. This is your opportunity to compare your approach with fellow professionals from KraftHeinzFutura Foods, Innocent Drinks, Burtons Biscuits, First Grade International and other supply chain experts and to identify improvements that can be made prior to leaving. Full agenda click here

Our last session was rated 'Excellent' with 100% of respondants saying they would recommend this workshop to others - "Very pertinent, practical information about BREXIT obstacles - not often heard from HMRC - shared with a very relevant group of food & drink executives" Delegate

BOOK YOUR PLACE Brexit Workshop - Stress Test your Plans Thursday 24th October, Lutterworth £295+vat

Delegate Feedback: "First time I have come across useful detail on Brexit....A great session". 

The general consensus was that by going down to the level of detail it highlighted the need for many points of contact within the company and its suppliers to be aligned to and ensure the correct documentation and smooth passage of goods. For even the best prepared, there were numerous points raised which suppliers were keen to test upon their return to ensure they would be Brexit ready.

Delegate Testimonial: "Very pertinent, practical information about BREXIT obstacles - not often heard from HMRC - shared with a very relevant group of food & drink executives"

Robert Hardy commented afterwards that of the numerous training sessions that he has run in recent weeks, this was one of the most animated and informative sessions he had conducted so far.

Topics: "Brexit", Brexit 2019