(Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two pivotal votes in parliament on Tuesday that will decide if he can deliver on his pledge to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union in nine days time.
Three years after Britons voted to leave the EU, companies are surveying their contingency plans as the reality of the split finally happening looms and with it the risk of delays at ports, supply chain disruptions or labour shortages.
The following are the latest comments from British companies striving to deal with the fallout of the process.
Domino’s Pizza Group Plc
Britain’s biggest pizza delivery company said it has four to eight weeks worth of inventory of ambient and frozen food products.
The pub group, which imports a significant amount of food and some beers, wines and spirits from Europe, said it was prepared for a potentially chaotic Brexit and that it had implemented contingency plans to ensure a smooth Christmas trading period, including identifying potential suppliers from outside Europe.
Secure Trust Bank Plc
Travis Perkins Plc
WH Smith Plc
Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain and Indranil Sarkar in Bengaluru; editing by Patrick Graham