A number one enterprise group has claimed corporations are being “frolicked to dry” because it printed a listing of 20 key questions that stay unanswered concerning a no-deal Brexit.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) highlighted points together with commerce agreements, the motion of expert employees and rules which it stated remained unclear.
It stated most of the questions mirrored “elementary features of how firms function” and that the absence of readability had already stifled funding and added to prices for corporations.
There had additionally been a lack of enterprise as prospects appeared elsewhere, the BCC stated.
The physique, which represents 75,000 corporations using practically six million folks, stated firms had been “massively involved that the UK just isn’t ready for all eventualities”.
“Whereas authorities businesses urge enterprise communities to organize for all eventualities, BCC says they’re failing to offer corporations the instruments and data wanted to take action,” the physique stated.
BCC director normal Adam Marshall stated: “In lower than 50 days, UK corporations might face the largest change to their phrases of commerce in over a era, with out the data and readability they should navigate their ahead course.
“There’s a very actual threat lack of clear, actionable info from authorities will go away corporations, their folks and their communities frolicked to dry.
“Even these firms making an attempt their hardest to prepare are nonetheless at midnight on essential issues from contracts via to customs.
“Many others, who took the choice to attend for the political course of to conclude earlier than performing, would face sudden and dear changes if a deal just isn’t reached.”
It comes hours after Financial institution of England governor Mark Carney warned no-deal Brexit would characterize an financial shock.
Final week Mr Carney stated uncertainty over Brexit was already taking its toll on enterprise selections which was “cascading down via the financial system”.