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Brexit and supply chains

This page contains a list of externally produced resources which consider the impact of the decision to leave the EU on supply chains.

Looking for the ICAEW view on Brexit? Find the latest updates and expert analysis at the ICAEW Brexit hub.

Statements and publications

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Vulnerabilities of supply chains post-Brexit

LSE September 2020

Study by LSE Consulting, commissioned by Arla Foods, on the vulnerability of the UK and EU food industry supply chains when the Brexit transition period ends. Considers a range of potential disruptors with the impact on trade, prices, product availability and labour estimated for both no-deal and Free Trade Agreement scenarios.

The Border Operating Model explained

Institute of Export and International Trade July 2020

An Institute of Export and International Trade webinar explaining the key parts of the UK Government's Border Operating Model for traders.

UK internal market

GOV.UK July 2020

A UK Government white paper setting out options to protect the flow of goods and services in the UK’s internal market.

The Border Operating Model

GOV.UK July 2020

A UK Government policy paper on how the border with the European Union will work after the transition period.

Getting ready for the end of the transition period

European Commission July 2020

Guidance from the European Commission to help businesses prepare for the end of the transition period. Includes a 'Brexit readiness checklist' and sector-specific advice.

No-Deal Brexit: UKHospitality briefing note

UKHospitality March 2019

Summary from UKHospitality of key no-deal implications together with suggested actions for companies within the sector. Areas covered include the workforce, supply chains and imports, food labelling and the UK's tourism sector

The customs roadmap

British Retail Consortium Winter 2017

Report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) which sets out the challenges facing the UK Government to deliver frictionless trade following Brexit day. The report was produced following discussions with supply chain experts and specialists such as the International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) on specific trade issues.

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Trade and professional press

Articles from the trade and professional press on Brexit are available to logged-in ICAEW members and ACA students through the Business Source Corporate database. This includes articles on the next steps following Britain’s decision to leave the EU and an assessment of the impact in different sectors.

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Help and support from the Library

The ICAEW Library & Information Service maintains a large collection of resources that can help you with the different issues and opportunities arising from the EU referendum decision. The wide range of topics covered includes exchange rates, export and supply chain management.

Articles and books

The collection of articles and books held by the library on the UK exit from the European Union is growing as the professional press consider the implications and the practical steps that can be taken now. 

Selected titles

Expatriate employees: Brexit
Tolley's Tax Digest ; no. 204
Sullivan, A (Lexis-Nexis, 2019)
Digest which aims to provide comprehensive coverage of the position of UK-outbound and UK-inbound employees affected by the UK leaving the EU.

Company law update : governance, distributions and Brexit
Accountants Digest ; no.651
Duvall, D (Croner-i, 2019)
Digest covering a range of recent and potential future changes to company law, including the impact of Brexit in the context of the company law amendments made in early 2019.

If you wish to see any of the material listed in our catalogue please contact the library enquiry team by telephone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620, by web chat or by email at library@icaew.com


ICAEW members, Business and Finance Professionals, ACA students and Forensic & Expert Witness/Valuation Community subscribers can access the overview of BVB Insights: Data and analysis on UK private company multiples as a free member benefit. The 2019 edition of this annual publication looks at how deal multiples have fared two years on from the EU referendum.

Specialist databases

The library offers access to international accountancy, business, law and tax databases that include further articles and analysis following the EU referendum result and information that can help you explore new business opportunities.

If you are visiting Chartered Accountants’ Hall you can access these databases directly through the computers in the Business Centre. Alternatively, the enquiry team can search the databases on your behalf and supply the most appropriate material by email (subject to licences).

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