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BBPA, Hospitality Ulster & Deloitte to host Brexit preparedness webinars

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), Hospitality Ulster and professional services company Deloitte are to host four free live webinars to help businesses and stakeholders from the beer and pub sectors prepare for Brexit.

The focus will be on the challenges for the brewing and pub sectors as we leave the EU, but each live webinar session is open to ALL drinks and hospitality organisations and will feature an hour of expert advice from a Deloitte consultant, followed by an open Q&A of 30 minutes. The webinars will also be recorded for those unable to make the live sessions.

The first live webinar, which will cover Mobility & Access to Talent post-Brexit, will take place on 10/10/2019 at 3:30pm. The webinar will cover what impact Brexit will have on staffing and hiring talent from the EU, including new processes, paperwork, costs and liability for sponsoring visas. It will also cover restrictions of British citizens working (and driving) in the EU. To register for the webinar, visit: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2105326/35AEF9C9FFEBB5EE833C08692D7ACBAC

The second live webinar, which will cover changes to business regulations, will take place on 15/10/2019 at 11am. The webinar will cover what potential changes there will be to data sharing and transfers as well as intellectual property protections and domain names in the EU after the UK leaves. To register for the webinar, visit: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2105339/1F3FE6159B2F1EE51D641E39155D6C2B

The third live webinar, which will cover Tariff issues, will take place on 17/10/2019 at 11am. The webinar will cover the temporary tariff schedule and how it differs to WTO tariffs, what happens to other trade agreements, and new procedures at the border. It will also explain the EU markets where Small Brewers Relief will be lost in the event of a no-deal Brexit. To register for the webinar, visit: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2105346/55891AA373326AED7169F565BD297EFE

The fourth and final webinar, which will cover Non-Tariff Barriers, will take place on 22/10/2019 at 11am. The webinar will cover changes to labelling requirements for both beer coming into the UK from the EU and beer being exported to the EU and rest of the world from the UK post-Brexit. It will also cover changes to Excise Movement Control Systems to expect post-Brexit and much more. To register for the webinar, visit: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2105365/391D41C1A4182D458B1DDEE3F85286B9

Brigid Simmonds, BBPA's Chief Executive, (pictured) commented, “With political and economic uncertainty continuing, it is vital that all in the brewing and pub sectors are prepared for the UK to leave the EU.

'Our Brexit preparedness webinars will have vital and free advice for anyone in the drinks and hospitality sectors getting ready for Brexit. Make sure you register for each webinar now and be sure to take advantage of the open Q&A time at the end of each for any of your questions.”