Preparing for a no-deal Brexit


The chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has warned that charities "must now be preparing for the consequences of no-deal". Research conducted by the Charity Finance Group has shown that 75% of the sector has done little or no preparations for the UK leaving the European Union without a deal.

NCVO published Brexit and the voluntary sector: preparing for change in October 2018. It sets out the main Brexit considerations for voluntary organisations in the UK as well as practical steps you can take to prepare for the post-Brexit environment, including:

  • economic impact
  • employing EU nationals
  • EU Funding
  • the opportunities ahead

They will also be publishing further guidance in early September.

The Department of Health and Social Care has issued guidance for adult social care providers to prepare for Brexit including:

  • supply of medicines, medical devices and clinical consumables
  • supply of non-clinical consumables, goods and services
  • business continuity plans
  • workforce

New frontiers: The social sector through Brexit

This free conference in Manchester on 11 September brings together the social sector to discuss the potentially momentous changes Brexit will have on charities, voluntary organisations and the communities they champion and represent.

EU citizens' rights in event of no-deal

The Public Law Project has produced a summary research briefing on the rights of EU citizens in case of a no-deal Brexit.

VONNE signs open letter to Prime Minister

VONNE's CEO Carol Botten has put her name to a joint open letter to the Prime Minister expressing "grave concerns" about the possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit.

The letter, signed by more than 80 organisations from across the UK, states that business, civil society and communities are not ready for a no-deal Brexit and that: 

"A growing body of evidence shows that a no-deal Brexit would be detrimental to civil society and the communities that we work with."

It also calls for the Prime Minister to better engage with civil society throughout the next stages of the Brexit process.