The impact of Brexit on retail – tell us what you think

12 October 2018 (Last Updated October 12th, 2018 11:56)

With a deal or no-deal Brexit to be decided in weeks, our sister publication GlobalData Retail is conducting a quick survey to see what retailers are doing in preparation for Brexit.

The impact of Brexit on retail – tell us what you think

With a deal or no-deal Brexit to be decided in weeks, our sister publication GlobalData Retail is conducting a quick survey to see what retailers are doing in preparation for Brexit.

Please take two minutes and fill out the survey now  and see the results of the survey so far instantly.

Follow Verdict Retail and GlobalData Retail for results and Brexit and retail analysis in the coming weeks.

Why the Brexit impact matters?

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) warned in September  that customs delays at the border could have a significant impact on UK companies and their suppliers.

The CIPS found that one in 10 companies believed they would go bankrupt because of customs delays of only 10-30min.

There have also been news of companies stockpiling goods and the CIPS found 24% of companies surveyed were looking to do so.

Brexit timeliness

The UK is expected to leave the EU block on 29 March next year and the EU summit next week (17-18 October) is the likely date the EU and UK negotiations are to agree on a  so called Brexit deal.

Both the UK government and the EU have made positive statements around an imminent Brexit deal in recent days.

An emergency EU summit could still be scheduled for November if the two sides fail to agree a divorce bill.

However, the UK House of Commons and leaders of most EU member states still need to confirm the deal reached by the two sides early next year before it can come into effect.

If a no-deal Brexit is to go ahead little is known what happens post 29 March 2019, however the UK Government has issued some documentation on the possible scenario in recent weeks.

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