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UPDATE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS FOLLOWING BREXIT

by Andrew Williams | April 01, 2017

Dear friends of Eighteen Rabbit,

It is with great regret that we have to announce that following the triggering of Article 50 on Wednesday 29th March, we have had to dramatically change our business model to reflect the changing nature of business in the UK. We want to reassure our customers that we will always have their best interests at heart, but we do also have to be realistic about the effects that Brexit will have on our business and the projects we support. There will be three main changes which we will be phasing in over the next month:

1. With immediate effect we will no longer be able to accept pounds sterling. As a business which prides itself on a global outlook, we have moved our banking to Banco Azteca, a small bank based in rural Mexico. They offer outstanding customer service, but regrettably we can no longer pay in pounds and pence. Plus their nearest branch is around 5000 miles away. Credit card payments will be unaffected.

2. The upside of this is that we ARE now able to accept Mexican Pesos. Feel free to raid that drawer you keep all your leftover holiday money in!

3. Finally, as Hay is officially not part of the UK following Richard Booth's declaration of independence 40 years ago this very day, we are technically not actually in the EU at the moment. We will therefore be joining with other local traders to apply for EU membership as soon as possible. We hope this will lead to a greater sense of fraternity with our continental brothers and sisters, as well as a plentiful supply of baguettes, Iberico ham, lasagne, etc which will act as a powerful tourist attraction once the rest of the UK realises what they're missing out on.

We are proud and privileged to have you as customers, and look forward to serving you in the future. Hasta luego, amigos!

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