Podcasts and Webinars

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Preparing for a no-deal Brexit

Luke DonockleyLuke Donockley, of law firm Muckle, discusses what a no-deal Brexit would mean for businesses and guides you through preparing in seven straightforward steps.

The session includes focused and practical advice on your contracts and guidance on how you can reduce Brexit-related risk through your contracts with customers and suppliers.

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Luke explores why businesses should prepare for no deal and outlines a process to put in place. He also touches on the impact Brexit might have on commercial contracts.


Data, IP and tech

Alex CraigMore than 40 years since the UK joined what is now the EU, trying to understand the laws that may change on a no-deal departure and what that means for your business is challenging.

Alex Craig, head of commercial at law firm Muckle, explains the impact on data flow and intellectual property rights including copyright, designs, trade marks and patents.


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Supporting video on the exhaustion of IP rights


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Understand what Brexit will mean for data handling, intellectual property rights and .eu domain names. Alex outlines the changes and the likely impacts for UK businesses.


International trade after Brexit

Mark Rowbotham

Mark Rowbotham is a consultant in international trade.

He  explores what a no-deal Brexit would mean for exporters and importers, crucially complete withdrawal from the Single Market and the imposition of full import and export controls for goods moving to and from the EU in a manner similar to the UK’s trade with non-EU countries now.

This presentation highlights these changes and provides the information you need to make sure you’re prepared and are implementing measures to ensure that trade with the EU continues to run smoothly.

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Chamber podcast: International trade after Brexit

Mark explores what a no-deal Brexit would mean for exporters and importers.


Brexit and your workforce

Lee PettsPeople are key to every business so this webinar covers your current and future workforce – whether you employ migrant workers, your staff travel to the EU for servicing of contracts or other business purposes or you’re concerned about workforce retention.

Lee Petts of Seekly Recruitment takes you through the measures you need to take around employee EU registration, employee compliance, planning, future-proofing and HR workforce support.

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In this podcast, Lee sets out what employers need to do to ensure they can retain and recruit the people they need beyond Brexit.


Chamber podcast: What Brexit means for your business

Simon Hart and Richard Arnott from the accountancy and consulting services specialist RSM explore last-minute Brexit preparations for businesses and the likely impact of Brexit on Cumbria and the wider economy. Simon is RSM’s national lead Brexit partner, who spends his days analysing Brexit risks and advising clients how to manage them, while Richard is a consulting director based in Cumbria.


Chamber podcast: Preparing for Brexit

Luke Donockley, a solicitor and Brexit expert with law firm Muckle LLP, explores the practical measures that businesses can do to prepare for Brexit. He covers how to go about a Brexit risk assessment, imports and exports, tariffs, obstacles for hauliers, excise duty and VAT, business travel in the EU, trademarks, IP and data protection.


Chamber podcast: Where does the economy go from here?

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics and Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, ponders the outlook for the UK economy in the run up to Brexit and beyond.


HM Government video: Brexit Business Readiness event

The Government has been running free Brexit readiness events across the country, including one in Carlisle.  For those businesses that missed it, you can watch a replay by registering here. The session covers actions your business needs to take to prepare for Brexit.  Find out why personal data matters, plan for imports, exports and international trade after Brexit, and learn more about how to prepare your services business, or what to do if you operate in food and drink, farming, fisheries, waste, or chemical sectors.

HMRC webinar: Trade and Brexit

HM Revenue and Customs’ hour-long webinar covers the key areas UK businesses must be aware of to keep trading goods when the UK leaves the EU. It covers EORI numbers, preparing to make customs declarations, transitional simplified procedures, entry summary declarations (also known as safety and security declarations), and paying customs duty, VAT and excise.


HMRC webinar: Transitional simplified procedures

Watch a 30-minute webinar that gives information on how to register, import declarations, import value of goods, the duties payable.

HMRC video: Exporting using the Common Transit Convention

Watch this video to find out how to use transit and how it could benefit your business after Brexit. It gives information on who can use transit, how to prepare your business to use transit, authorised consignor information and using an individual guarantee.


DEFRA podcasts

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have produced a series of podcasts aimed at food and farming businesses.


Tariffs and the agri-food sector

Trade agreements and the agri-food sector

Food labelling