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Winter Warning - Animal Disease Controls

A warning for residents and visitors, particularly relevant in the Forest of Dean regarding wild boar and food waste.  

Bird keepers are also urged to prepare for the winter Avian Flu threat.  See here

Wild Boar - African Swine Fever Warning

Information for EU Exit "BREXIT"

We understand that currently there is some uncertainty in relation to legislation and trading rules that may affect some of our businesses. Your business may find the following official information from the UK Government to be of use:


General information for all

Available here: https://www.gov.uk/prepare-eu-exit

This web-page covers the latest news on the article 50 process, how you may be affected when visiting Europe or buying from Europe.A full list of all current "Brexit" information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/prepare-eu-exit/all


Check what you need to do:

Gov.uk have produced a toolkit to help businesses identify what they need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.  The toolkit can be found by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/get-ready-brexit-check


Preparing your business for EU Exit

Available here: https://euexitbusiness.campaign.gov.uk/

This series of web-pages provides detail to explain how leaving the EU may affect business and what businesses can do in preparation.  Clicking on the tab ‘Start Preparing’ (see: https://www.gov.uk/business-uk-leaving-eu) will open a web based tool where businesses can access guidance relevant to them by answering seven simple questions

There is also useful information on the Cheltenham Borough Council at https://www.cheltenham.gov.uk/brexit


Food Businesses only - Information in the event of a ‘no-deal’ EU exit

Available here:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-food-and-drink-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit


If you require further advice please see our business advice options.

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