Responding to your newly released no-deal Brexit technical notes, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Development Manager for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, Mike Watkinson, said: “Last week’s summit in Salzburg laid bare the volatility of the current Brexit negotiations and features heightened concerns among our smaller businesses whose confidence has dipped into negative territory.
“These worries might have only intensified after staring at the latest Government no deal technical notes. Until now, the costa rica government has released three tranches of data which have made clear that any chaotic no deal Brexit might be damaging and dangerous for the small firms.
“Many smaller firms depend upon hauliers for delivering goods through the EU and then for bringing goods in. A no deal Brexit could pose an absolute threat to the businesses as EU community licenses from the united kingdom aren’t automatically recognised by way of the EU as well as fall back permit option (ECMT), by way of the Government admission, particularly small in number to produce.
“Our small firms pride themselves on being world leaders in innovation and developing market leading products. Worryingly, a no deal Brexit puts this vulnerable if your UK cannot remain from the Unitary Patent System (UPS). There will also be a spinal manipulation for anyone small business owners currently using EU trademarks and registered community designs, banking on EU cross border copyright mechanisms or to the EEA regional exhaustion scheme. This risks stifling innovation within the very time we must nurture it.
“With your research showing that just one in seven are finding your way through a no-deal Brexit, it truly is absolutely crucial that this result’s avoided without exceptions. We’ve got reached a tipping point now. We must have the Government and EU to break the impasse are available back in the negotiating table which includes a renewed energy and willingness to produce a pro-business deal.”