Chamber and IOM Govt help businesses get ready for final outcome of Brexit | November 2020

Workshops to help businesses make sure they’re ready for the final outcome of the UK/EU negotiations were hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and supported by Isle of Man Government.

Date: Wednesday 18 November 2020

Titled ‘Business preparedness - UK Exiting the EU’, the workshops provided insight from experts and explained the range of advice and support that’s available to Manx firms from Government. The event, held at Chamber’s HQ at Eagle Lab in Douglas on November 12, covered all aspects of the impact that the final UK/EU deal (or no deal) could have on Isle of Man businesses including the latest news about the current situation, possible future scenarios, business preparedness, and customs and VAT considerations for trading with the EU after transition.

More than 70 delegates from a wide range of business sectors attended the four presentations held on the same day. A Q&A session allowed them to question panelists Steven Beevers, Isle of Man Government’s Senior Policy Adviser on Brexit; David Corlett, Head of European and Trade Policy, and Peter Boxer, Executive Director, External Relations (both from the Cabinet Office); and Stuart Highy and Hayley Turner, both Senior Executives from Customs and Excise.

Chamber CEO Rebecca George thanked the panelists and guests for attending, and added: “Attendees heard from a stellar panel and welcomed the opportunity to put questions to the Government’s leading experts on Brexit. It proved to be a very useful workshop, and we’re grateful to the panel for offering the opportunity to answer follow-up questions via meetings with the Department’s experts at Eagle Lab.”

The Department for Enterprise’s Enterprise Support team is offering a 50% grant of up to £5,000 as part of the Business Improvement Scheme for local businesses looking to complete a Brexit-related consultancy project. Click here to find out more or go to where you will also find the Department for Enterprise’s free Brexit checklist which covers cross border trade, taxation, currency risk, product regulations, intellectual property rights, legal issues, and employment and staffing considerations.

To make an appointment to discuss any international trade or Brexit related matters in more detail please email

Click to view the Are you ready 2021 Guide.


Scenes from the ‘Business preparedness - UK Exiting the EU’ event hosted by Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce.