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ABDO issues guidance to members on Brexit

ABDO issues guidance to members on Brexit

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has issued guidance to members on a range of topics relevant to the optical industry. The ABDO guidance focuses on the main factors that need considered in advance of us leaving the EU with or without a deal, including employment and VAT issues.

ABDO Policy and Public Affairs Officer Debbie McGill says, “We appreciate that Brexit and the impact it will have on us all is still unclear as the Government continues with its negotiations and preparations. We have put together guidance specifically for our members working in the optical industry, focussing on relevant topics to provide information and guidance where possible. We encourage members to monitor the links we have provided to individual organisations’ and governments’ websites for on-going up to date information.”

Members with questions, are advices to contact ABDO policy lead, Debbie McGill,,  who will be able to help or guide them to the right resources.  ABDOe will continue to monitor Brexit preparations and will circulate further guidance as it becomes available.


Notes to Editors

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  2. ABDO represents over 6000 qualified dispensing opticians in the United Kingdom. Registered office, 199, Gloucester Terrace, London W2 6LD.