SWA comment on Brexit transition
15 Dec 2017
"We welcome the clear progress made in the first phase of the
"The UK Government should now move quickly to confirm the exact
details of the transition period with the EU so our members do not
have to prepare and implement contingency plans for a 'no-deal'
scenario or any other unplanned changes coming into effect after
"The concept of a transition period to deliver a smooth Brexit
process is sensible. We believe any transition period should ensure
that domestic regulatory frameworks remain certain, and that UK
businesses continue to benefit from EU free trade agreements (FTAs)
with third countries; as well as ensuring that businesses have the
time to prepare in advance for any changes to exporting procedures
and other regulations that will be required once the UK is fully
outside the EU."