Noticias de la Cámara

British Chambers of Commerce Policy Update

12/04/2019 British Chambers logo for web

The British Chambers of Commerce have published a policy update after the recent Brexit developments. We leave this information for you below.


It has been another busy week in terms of Brexit, with an extraordinary EU Council meeting on April 10 agreeing a further extension to Article 50 until October 31. You can read our response to the announcement here, as well as view our up-to-date Risk Register and Brexit Checklist. They are frequently updated, so please do check in often for the latest version.


At the European Council meeting on April 10 the EU27 agreed an extension of Article 50 until October 31. The UK will be able to leave before this date if a Withdrawal Agreement is passed and ratified. The UK must hold European Parliamentary elections on May 23 if the Withdrawal Agreement has not been passed by May 22. If the WA has been passed, the UK will leave the EU on June 1, without holding European Parliamentary elections. Should the UK still be a member state after May 23 the EU will 'review' the situation on June 30, with the Prime Minister providing an update to EU leaders on the status of progress.



A Statutory Instrument amending 'exit day' in UK domestic law will be brought forward, which will not need to be voted on. Cross-party talks between Conservatives and Labour are continuing, and Parliament is on recess until April 23.


Under the terms of the extension to Article 50, should the Withdrawal Agreement be passed, the UK would leave the EU and enter into the transition period on the 1st of the following month. BCC has called for fair warning of the UK's planned exit date should an agreement be passed, to give businesses a chance to adapt and plan for change in a calm and measured fashion. This will be particularly important for those firms trading in countries where the UK has not yet finalised much-needed trade continuity agreements.



We are keen to hear how Chamber members are responding to the extension. How has this affected contingency planning? Are they seeing an increase in orders? It would be helpful to hear from members, either on or off the record, to aid us in discussions with MPs, Ministers and the media.

We are also keen to hear from Chambers who speak to their local MPs over the recess period, to understand their views on the issues ahead.



In order to show a consistent visual identity for our Brexit work, both online and offline, we have developed a Brexit identifier logo, with taglines that can be applied across relevant documents. Please visit here for the file that shows how to apply the assets and guidelines.



Socios Patrón

  • Cuatrecasas
  • Santander
  • Lopez Landa Interiors
  • Iberdrola
  • Gleeds Ibérica
  • Selier Abogados
  • ABCGC Abogados
  • WPP
  • Brico Depôt
  • JCB
  • Diageo
  • Hays España
  • Banco Sabadell
  • Evolutio
  • EAE Business School
  • Esparity Solar
  • Mitie
  • PwC
  • AstraZeneca
  • Sage
  • El Corte Inglés
  • Plain Concepts
  • GSK
  • Gestamp Servicios
  • Blanquerna-URL
  • NH Hotel Group
  • Mondragon Corporación
  • Telefónica
  • Savills
  • HSBC Bank
  • Arriva a DB Company

Socios Corporativos

  • CBRE Real Estate
  • Boult Wade
  • Globeducate British International School
  • Invest Northern Ireland
  • IESE Business School
  • Sacyr
  • Value Retail
  • Iberia Cards
  • British School of Málaga
  • Redshaw Advisors
  • Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance
  • Berkeley Energía
  • GD Global Mobility | Gesdocument
  • Flutter
  • OHLA Group
  • BAT
  • Agencia de Innovación y Desarrollo de Andalucía IDEA
  • Agbar
  • S&P Global Ratings
  • Uhy Fay & Co
  • Mazars
  • Spectrum IFA Group
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Allergy Therapeutics Iberica
  • ETL Global
  • Ayming España
  • Allen & Overy
  • St. Peter's School
  • Uría Menéndez Abogados
  • Cambridge University Press
  • EGD Logistics
  • Arup
  • Indra
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Burberry
  • Finastra
  • Cubico Sustainable Investments
  • Colt Technology Services
  • Grant Thornton
  • Araex Grands
  • Línea Directa Aseguradora
  • Securitas
  • PageGroup
  • Management Solutions
  • British Council
  • ISP Schools
  • The Entertainer / Poly Juguetes
  • Croda Ibérica
  • Barrilero & Asociados
  • Ferrovial
  • Gentile Law
  • LRQA España
  • RSM Spain
  • Barclays
  • EY
  • De Cotta McKenna y Santafé
  • TRS Staffing Solutions
  • Lloyd’s Insurance Company SA, Sucursal en España
  • BT Global Services
  • Claire Joster
  • Safetykleen
  • Gilmar
  • Aon España
  • BDO
  • Prosegur Seguridad
  • Roman
  • Cognita Schools
  • Bunzl Distribution Spain
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Oak House School
  • Haizea Wind Group
  • Talan
  • Baker Tilly
  • Brand Finance
  • Haleon
  • Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía
  • The Pool
  • David Lloyd
  • UAL Awarding Body
  • Control Group
  • AFI, Analistas Financieros Internacionales
  • Rentokil Initial
  • Iturralde Escritorio
  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
  • KPMG
  • CaixaBank
  • CMAC Group
  • Segro Spain Management
  • H10 Hotels
  • Menzies LLP
  • Gamma
  • Kensington School