Preparing for Brexit
The UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020, and is now in the 11-month ‘transition period’ until 31 December 2020. During this period, the UK must secure a new trade agreement and other aspects of the UK-EU relationship.
Although the UK is no longer an EU member, the trading relationship remains the same during the transition period, and it will continue to follow the EU's rules. As such, it’s very much business as usual for us and our customers.
We will continue to closely monitor developments throughout the trade negotiations –as we have done over the last few years - to ensure we are prepared for all potential outcomes.
Brexit: Keeping calm in uncertain times
As the UK and European Union teeter on the edge of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit caused by an ongoing game of political brinkmanship, what does this actually mean for investors?