Brexit

INTRODUCTION

With the UK’s exit from the European Union set in law for October 31 2019, and the nature of the UK’s future relationship still unclear, it is understandable that many publishers are concerned about the prospects of a “no-deal” departure.

While we await clarity on the UK’s legal position post-Brexit, there are a number of things publishers, and their suppliers can do to prepare for a “no-deal” scenario.

In this guide, we consider five of the most significant areas for potential change for publishers: immigration, intellectual property, data, employment and company law; aiming to equip you with the information you need to make the transition to the post-Brexit landscape. I know that many of you have invested in preparing for Brexit, with activities such as setting up EU subsidiaries, increasing paper stocks, holding higher cash reserves, and relocating print/production to the UK.

However, our PPA member survey earlier in the year indicated that many were awaiting political clarity before deciding how to act. We have tried, where possible, to give practical advice in this guide and answer the most frequently asked questions.

Further information about preparing for Brexit can be found at www.gov.uk/Brexit and if you have additional questions please do not hesitate to contact the PPA team, who will be pleased to direct you towards appropriate resources, or connect you with PPA Associate Members and other advisers who can help.

The Prime Minister has made clear that he is still seeking a deal, but he intends for the UK to leave the EU on 31 October even if one cannot be agreed. Whatever the outcome I hope this guide will help prepare you.

Owen Meredith
Managing Director, PPA

To access the guide, please download your copy.

This guide was launched at an industry event on October 16, and covers key information on how a no-deal exit could impact key issues including data, HR, Intellectual Property, company law and immigration; and the steps you can take to get your business ready.

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Contact: Amy Owens, PPA Public Affairs Executive, amy.owens@ppa.co.uk