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EU Exit Readiness Briefing


We have developed an EU Exit Readiness briefing for the convenience sector to help retailers consider how their business may be affected at the end of the transition period on 31st December 2020.

The EU-Exit Readiness Briefing covers three core elements for convenience retailers to consider: trading environment, workforce & people and regulations.

The briefing also provides information on the Government’s Reasonable Worst Case Scenario for border delays, sell through periods of particular products and the expected changes to labelling of goods that will be sold within the sector.

The briefing has been developed in close consultation with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and other relevant government departments. Members can also watch the ACS/ IGD Webinar: Preparing for EU Exit: What it means for convenience retailers here

The full briefing is available here. For further information or if you have any questions, please contact Lydia Hamilton-Rimmer, Public Affairs Assistant, or on 07387262277.


Government Guidance

The Government has also launched its ‘UK transition: time is running out’ campaign to urge and help businesses and individuals prepare for the end of the transition period. The campaign explains that business and citizens may need to take action regardless of the type of agreement reached with the EU by the end of the transition period on 31st December.

Businesses and citizens can use the Government tool here to answer a few questions and receive a personalised list of actions to prepare for the end of the transition. You can also sign up for emails to get updates for what you need to do.

Government Brexit Business Readiness Events

The Government is also hosting Brexit Business Readiness Events across the UK which gives businesses the opportunity to meet government advisers and to find out what actions they need to take to prepare for the UK leaving the European Union. For more information and to register to attend visit