TD ad­vises busi­ness in Fin­gal on how to be ready for ‘Brexit’

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

FINE Gael TD for Dublin Fin­gal, Alan Far­rell, is call­ing on busi­nesses in the North County to keep up their hard work in get­ting them­selves Brexit ready.

‘Our po­lit­i­cal and diplo­matic team have done re­ally well in the ne­go­ti­a­tions but Brexit is still go­ing to mean change and we need to be ready for that change,” Deputy Far­rell said.

‘The EU and Ire­land have de­liv­ered a deal that guar­an­tees no hard border in Ire­land, now we have to see if West­min­ster votes for it, some­time in De­cem­ber,’ he added.

Deputy Far­rell said mul­ti­mil­lion euro sup­ports have been put in place across govern­ment from grants, sem­i­nars, site vis­its, sup­ply-chain map­ping and loans.

He said: ‘The first thing man­age­ment need to ask them­selves is, who is in charge of our Brexit plan and how is their work go­ing? The ma­jor­ity of com­pa­nies have done this but if you haven’t, that’s where you start.’

He gave his five tips for be­ing Brexit ready, say­ing busi­nesses should ap­point an in­ter­nal team or per­son to deal with the is­sue, visit your Lo­cal En­ter­prise Of­fice to seek ad­vice, speak to your sup­pli­ers about their ex­po­sure to Brexit, ask your cus­tomers the same ques­tion and ap­ply for a ‘Get Ready’ grant from En­ter­prise Ire­land or In­ter­trade Ire­land.

Lo­cal En­ter­prise Of­fices, En­ter­prise Ire­land, In­ter­trade Ire­land, Bord Bia and Tourism Ire­land all have be­spoke grants and ex­pert con­sul­tants avail­able. An ex­am­ple is the €5 mil­lion al­lo­cated in Bud­get 2019 to Lo­cal En­ter­prise Of­fices, in­clud­ing the team in Dublin Fin­gal, to roll out a na­tion­wide cus­toms train­ing pro­gramme, ac­cord­ing to Deputy Far­rell.

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