Firms hoping for the best rather than planning for the worst face the most danger

Many businesses are waiting, anxiously hoping for a positive outcome on key issues that affect them, but this is an extremely risky strategy

30th August, 2020
Firms hoping for the best rather than planning for the worst face the most danger
Lines of tractors block access to Dublin Port during a farmers protest over beef prices earlier this year. The agricultural sector could be negatively affected by tariffs post-Brexit and agri businesses should prepare now. Photo: Sam Boal/

January 1 is approaching. The Covid-19 pandemic has taken some attention away from the fact that Britain is about to leave the EU single market and customs union on terms currently unknown, or perhaps without a deal at all.

But it’s going to happen. An extension to the transition period may be agreed due to the disruption to negotiations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, but this is no cause for raised hope for a more favourable...

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