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Brexit

On the 23rd June, citizens of the United Kingdom voted to Leave the European Union. 

Current Context:

  • The Prime Minister has confirmed that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty will be activated by the end of March 2017. This will start the process of the UK leaving the EU.
  • Following the Supreme Court ruling in January 2017, the Government has brought forward legislation asking Parliament to give the Prime Minister the power to activate Article 50 (click here for more information).
  • The Department for Exiting the European Union has issued The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union White Paper setting out the Government’s negotiation principles and priorities (click here for more information).
  • The Prime Minister has confirmed that a “Great Repeal Bill” will be introduced in the next Parliament. If successful, this Bill will end the sovereignty of the European Court of Justice and adopt all existing EU law into UK law from the moment the UK leaves the EU.
  • There have been no official changes to the UK’s relationship with the EU to date. We are still a full member.

For our latest news and views on the political and economic fallout of Brexit, please see our This Week in Brexit blog posts: click here.

Our Key Asks:

In due course, we will be developing a full manifesto of key asks, reflecting the views and feedback from our members and the work of the British Chambers of Commerce. In the immediate-term we are asking Government to help boost business confidence by:

  • Confirming the long-term residence rights of EU nationals living in the UK. Both they, and the businesses that employ many of them, need certainty on their mid-term rights to live and work in the UK.
  • Further affirmation that critical rail, housing, road, energy and digital schemes, whether regional or national in scope will push ahead as planned.
  • Clear messaging from Government around the vital role of business and export support, including Growth Hubs and the Department for International Trade, and a clear post-referendum strategy, vocally backed by Ministers, for growing exports and international trade.
  • Confirmation of the Prime Minister’s negotiation priorities.

We are supporting the British Chambers of Commerce position on Brexit, as outlined in Business Brexit Priorities.


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Have Your Say:

At present we are asking members to tell us about the impact of Brexit on their businesses. You can pass on your feedback by talking to a member of GBCC staff at any of our events or by emailing Henrietta Brealey, Director of Policy & Strategic Relationships on H.Brealey@Birmingham-Chamber.com.

How Can the Chambers Help?

The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce remains ready to help connect, support and grow local businesses. Accredited by the British Chambers, we have acted as the voice of local businesses since 1813.

The GBCC can help:

Represent your businesses through our surveys, research and campaigning activity and Chamber Council (click here). You can help us represent you through participating in surveys like our Quarterly Business Report Survey.

Connect you with new clients by offering over 200 events per year and a range of marketing support services to Chamber members. You can find out more about membership here.

Support your business by offering a range of seminars and training to help you develop your business (click here). We also support delivery of Growth Hubs, a single point of contact signposting businesses to specific support that can help them grow and create jobs (click here).

Grow your business in new markets by providing a comprehensive range of international trade support through our partners in the Department for International Trade and the Enterprise Europe Network and our translations and export documentations teams (click here).

External Support & Briefings:

Some members have reported challenges accessing EU funding in light of the leave vote. If you have experienced difficulties and would like to report these issues you can contact the Enterprise Europe Network (click here) on 0300 123 3066.

The following GBCC Patrons have developed a range of support and resources on the EU referendum:

  • Birmingham City University: Click Here
  • NatWest: Click Here
  • Pinsent Masons: Click Here
  • Squire Patton Boggs: Click Here