Civil Society and Brexit - How to prepare for a no-deal Brexit
This guide is to help organisations plan for a no-deal Brexit. It is designed as a starting document, highlighting key issues that have been brought to us by organisations during our regional roundtables we hold across the country.
Why you need to plan: A no-deal Brexit has not been averted. The “Benn-Burt” bill passed by Parliament requires the Prime Minister to ask for an extension of Article 50, keeping the UK in the EU until the 31st January 2020. However, the Prime Minister and government “sources” have repeatedly said they aim to take the UK out on the 31st October with or without a deal. An extension is also dependent on the EU granting it. Furthermore if an extension is granted, the cliffedge is merely delayed, not removed. Only passing a deal or revoking Article 50 removes no-deal completely.
The impacts of a no-deal on civil society will be wide ranging and as an organisation you need to map out how it will affect you, the causes you champion and the beneficiaries you work with. Our briefing to MP’s on the impacts is here
It is therefore important and useful for your organisation to make plans for a no-deal Brexit and we hope this guide will aid conversations in your organisation for planning how to mitigate some of the impacts of a no-deal Brexit.