Mayor’s wake up call to Peterborough businesses on Brexit eve

A wake up call to prepare for Brexit has gone out to businesses in Peterborough.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 6:48 am
Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer

The alarm has been sounded by the Combined Authority Mayor James Palmer who says a ‘disappointing’ number of business leaders have made use of the free Brexit4Business service.

Major Palmer said: “The disappointing take-up so far may be down to companies holding back in the belief that Brexit might not happen, but now everyone has to wake up and get on top of the detail fast.”

His call comes on the eve of the UK’s departure from the European Union. The service is funded by the Combined Authority to help large, medium and small firms prepare for the UK’s withdrawal tomorrow (January 31).

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Mayor Palmer said: “It’s a sophisticated service and free to business. That should make it valuable for companies that want to keep on top of Brexit, but can’t splash out on expensive consultants.”

like some of the bigger players.

“It’s a complex area and this service puts highly specialised expertise into the client’s hands at no cost.

“Our job is to help business flourish here and it’s absolutely crucial that we engage with employers of EU workers in our area, and also share key information on how different sectors may be affected by the reality of Brexit.

The service is run by unbiased specialists – not by accountants or solicitors who might have a commercial interest – and is well worth a look for any company boss who wants to start on the front foot and hit the ground running.

“The advice and workshops on offer are uniquely tailored to the client and give specialist advice on many detailed topics, including settlement schemes for staff from the European Union, and documentation requirements for companies after Brexit.”

To find out more, to book a workshop or request an advisor, visit