How will Brexit affect Bristol’s local businesses? And how can they prepare for the changes to come? To help answer these questions, I am organising a question and answer session for businesses in Easton, Lawrence Hill and Ashley wards. It will be hosted by Councillor for Easton Afzal Shah.
The event is an opportunity to discuss the political process and my work in the House of Commons, as well as practical steps businesses can take to adapt to this fast-changing situation.
From knocking on doors and the emails I receive, I know that many businesspeople in this part of the city are very worried about Brexit. Even for locally-focused businesses, leaving the EU is potentially very disruptive, affecting everything, from imports to prices, from to staffing to regulations.
The event is also an opportunity for you to explain your concerns, and help me fight for the best outcome for people in Bristol. The government is currently planning on leaving the European Union on the 29th March 2019. But because a lot of this is still uncertain, MPs are likely to play a critical role in shaping our future relationship with the EU.
Please note this event is for local businesses. If you do not represent a business but would like to discuss Brexit, please contact me or follow me on Facebook or Twitter for details of other public events I am holding on this topic.
Find out how Brexit may affect your local business at 1.30-3pm on Saturday 15 December at Junction 3 Library.
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