How to prepare for a no deal Brexit: Ukie guide to prepare games industry for Brexit date 31 October
How can I prepare for a no deal Brexit with the upcoming Brexit date set for 31 October?
Ukie has released today a range of content for games businesses on how to prepare for a no deal Brexit.
Though we strongly believe that no deal should be categorically be ruled out as an option, the trade body successfully applied for funding from the government’s Brexit Readiness Fund – administered by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - to help games businesses prepare in case it is the outcome of negotiations.
Tim Scott, Ukie's Head of Policy and Public Affairs, unpicks the Prime Minister's decision to prorogue Parliament (and what that means for UK video games businesses)
What a time to be alive. If you’ve been following the news this week, you will no doubt be wondering just exactly what is going on in Westminster.
On the one hand, the decision to prorogue parliament has been described by various politicians and observers as a ‘constitutional outrage’, ‘a smash and grab on our democracy’ and a "dangerous and unacceptable course of action".
Ukie's No Deal Brexit Survival Signposting Guide
Last update: 10/10/2019
With Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister and no deal preparations increasing, there is a higher chance that the UK will leave the EU without a deal on the 31st of October.
Though we strongly believe that no-deal should be categorically ruled out as an option – and that most members of Parliament have indicated that it is an undesirable option - we understand that businesses must make preparations for all eventualities.
Defeat on the Brexit Deal and a slim victory for PM: Ukie Statement
Right from the start, we have called for clarity and certainty over business arrangements after we leave the EU. After the Government’s defeat on the Brexit deal and subsequent slim victory in the vote of confidence in Parliament this week the threat of a No-Deal still remains and should be categorically ruled out as an option.
Since the referendum Ukie have repeatedly and consistently stressed the importance of securing a data adequacy agreement to ensure the free flow of data between the EU and UK. Yesterday in the House of Commons the Minister for Digital made a troubling admission. In a European Committee meeting regarding the exchange of data with non-EU Countries Labour MP and shadow Culture Secretary Liam Byrne asked the Minister:
No-deal papers highlight pressing need for certainty on talent and data