Contingency plans around BREXIT
As a company, Lion Safety have made plans to ensure that our operations will remain seamless and we will be able to provide you with the products and service you would usually receive with us whatever the outcome of Brexit.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions from our customers about our business in connection with Brexit.
Will our workforce face issues impacting our ability to deliver goods to our customers?
Our staff continue to be fully committed to ensuring our customers are serviced well, and we do not foresee any staff changes as a result of any Brexit decisions.
Will we face supply chain issues that will affect us delivering our products and services?
At present this is hard to ascertain due to a lot of mixed messages coming from UK importers, however, we are forecasting stocks for core items across our range and by doing this will reduce the risks massively on a non-supply situation.
How will we be affected by the potential changes in border control and customs post 29th March 2019 that might impact areas of our supply chain relying on goods or materials from outside the UK?
Most items we supply are brought in or have components sourced from outside the UK, however we have been developing close relationships with a number of British manufacturers so that we can maintain continuity within our supply chain.
How will the Brexit negotiations affect the cost of Raw Materials therefore impacting the cost of our products?
Labour costs and the cost of production is increasing constantly. Lion Safety are currently forward ordering for 2019 stocks to minimise price increases.
Will import duties be affected in any way by leaving the EU?
Should the UK fail to negotiate a trade deal, import duties will increase. While the full cost is not yet clear, we will continue to work with our supply chain to minimise any impact to our customers.
How will the currency be affected?
Due to the high quantity of imported products within our industry, currency fluctuations are likely to affect our business, however we are attempting to mitigate these risks by booking foreign currency in advance to reduce any impact on our customers.
Will deliveries of our products be affected by any transport changes that may happen?
Since transport from Europe is likely to become costlier and take longer due to the effects of Brexit, Lion Safety are currently building relationships with a number of UK importers who will be better placed to manage stock on our behalf.
Will our waste increase due to leaving the EU?
In our market direct waste is not a significant risk, and we are currently working on developing a workwear recycling service to further reduce our environmental impact. We do foresee any change to this as a direct result of Brexit.
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