What you need to know about a No Deal Brexit

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Brexit / UK policy

I didn’t think we’d be here, but here we are. In my capacity as a Policy Fellow at COADEC, the tech policy body for the UK’s tech startups, I have written a plain-English guide for tech and digital businesses to use to prepare for a No Deal Brexit. While the guidance is aimed at startups and scaleups, the advice is applicable to all tech businesses regardless of where they are on their journey.

Click here to download the guide.

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No Deal: a guide for startups

I wrote this. Yay?

The guide is accompanied by a series of roadshows across the UK, run by COADEC in partnership with Tech Nation and the UK Tech Cluster Group, where we’re explaining the issues at hand and advising you what you need to do to get your tech business ready. The tour will visit Liverpool (30th Sep), Manchester (2nd Oct), Ipswich (3rd Oct), Middlesbrough (4th Oct), Edinburgh (8th Oct), Sheffield (9th Oct), Bristol (10th Oct), Cardiff (10th Oct), Reading (11th Oct), and Belfast (18th Oct).

All roadshows are free, but please RSVP your spot.

The guide got some good coverage in TechCrunch, although that link carries the warning that the article is behind the horrible Oath privacy wall.

Let me know what you think of the guide and whether or not it’s been helpful to you. And as always, if you’d like a deeper dive into the issues we raised in the guidance, you can visit my side blog at https://afterbrexit.tech

My top 10 tech issues in a No Deal Brexit
  1. Data protection and data flows
  2. Employment, immigration and visas
  3. Taxation and VAT
  4. The e-Commerce Directive
  5. The Digital Single Market Framework
  6. EU Legislation in Limbo
  7. Domain names
  8. Harmful, illegal, and terrorist content
  9. Geoblocking and cross-border content
  10. Horizon 2020 and R&D funding

The Author

I’m a UK tech policy wonk based in Glasgow. I work for an open web built around international standards of human rights, privacy, accessibility, and freedom of expression. The content and opinions on this site are mine alone and do not reflect the opinions of any current or previous team.