There was a possibility that the UK and EU would not agree a deal in the Brexit negotiations. The UK government asked all organisations, including colleges, to prepare for no deal. AoC received funding through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Business Readiness Fund in September 2019 to provide guidance for colleges on a possible no deal scenario. We filtered advice from government and put together:
- A 'College Readiness Pack' to offer short-term planning guidance for college leaders. The pack includes a GDPR briefing produced by Irwin Mitchell, a short risk assessment checklist, continuity plan checklist and FAQs.
- A series of webinars and podcasts produced in October 2019.
Some of the no deal information AoC produced has since been superseded by government policy statements or other advice published in 2020. However, colleges may still find it helpful to refer to the materials:
No deal webinar (16 October 2019), recording available here.