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

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

Socios Corporativos

  • Allen & Overy
  • Mazars
  • énergie Fitness
  • Ayming España
  • Invest Northern Ireland
  • Sacyr
  • Prosegur Seguridad
  • EY
  • Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía
  • Finastra
  • BT Global Services
  • Agbar
  • Globeducate British International School
  • Arup
  • Holiday World Resort
  • CaixaBank
  • Cubico Sustainable Investments
  • BSI Group Iberia
  • Indra
  • Byevolution Creative Factory
  • Ferrovial
  • Allergy Therapeutics Iberica
  • David Lloyd
  • Gamma
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Safetykleen
  • Berkeley Energía
  • LRQA España
  • Baker Tilly
  • Iberia Cards
  • Spectrum IFA Group
  • Línea Directa Aseguradora
  • Gilmar Real Estate
  • TSL Proejects Spain
  • RSM Spain
  • UAL Awarding Body
  • Gentile Law
  • Flutter
  • Croda Ibérica
  • Roman
  • British School of Málaga
  • Barclays
  • PageGroup
  • Engage Independent School
  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
  • MARCO Agency
  • Uría Menéndez Abogados
  • Bunzl Distribution Spain
  • Lightsource BP
  • Cambridge University Press
  • BAT
  • ISP Schools
  • Oak House School
  • Kensington School
  • BDO
  • GD Global Mobility | Gesdocument
  • Cognita Schools
  • Cabrera Rodriguez ETL Global
  • Haleon
  • Segro Spain Management
  • Uhy Fay & Co
  • Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance
  • Agencia de Innovación y Desarrollo de Andalucía IDEA
  • British Council
  • PKF Attest
  • Colt Technology Services
  • EGD Logistics
  • Brunswick Group
  • Aon España
  • IESE Business School
  • Schüco
  • De Cotta McKenna y Santafé
  • Control Group
  • ETL Global
  • AFI, Analistas Financieros Internacionales
  • Presstour
  • CMAC Group
  • Araex Grands
  • St. Peter's School
  • H10 Hotels
  • Brand Finance
  • Lloyd’s Insurance Company SA, Sucursal en España
  • Value Retail
  • Menzies LLP
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • KPMG
  • Barrilero & Asociados
  • Grant Thornton
  • Redshaw Advisors
  • Management Solutions
  • Talan
  • The Entertainer / Poly Juguetes
  • Haizea Wind Group
  • Boult Wade
  • Rentokil Initial
  • Kreab Worldwide