Getting ready for Brexit

Getting ready for Brexit

Friday 11th October 2019.

Good afternoon,

As promised, I am reporting back from the meeting I had on Tuesday 9th October, with the UK Government’s DTI (Department of Trade & Industry).

It was highly informative with the emphasis on a no-deal scenario. Please note, any information provided by them is subject to change – and is not my work.

Please use the following link to find out more information about how to prepare yourself and your business:

The meeting focused a great deal on the importing and exporting of all sorts of goods.

This may not affect your business directly – but it could impact any suppliers of goods whose services/products you use.

For instance, wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories wholesalers. 

Here is a link to the actual presentation we had, which talks about how systems, procedures and requirements will change – based on a no deal Brexit:

Get ready for Brexit presentation DTI.

I have picked out specific pages, which as a UK Bridal Retailer/wholesaler, may be of relevance.

These include:

  • Sending staff to the EU after Brexit, for instance, to work at trade fairs – or to attend trade fairs. Pages 78 & 79.
  • Travelling in the EU after Brexit; passport requirements, driving licences, so called Green Card insurances etc. Pages 97 – 99.
  • Employing EU staff after Brexit. Pages 100 – 105.

There are many DTI offices located throughout the UK who can help you. Contact them here to find your local branch:

I do hope this sheds some light on what is to come.

Wishing you all the best.