The following resources have been created to help businesses understand and prepare for the potential impacts of Brexit:
Government advice and information on Brexit
- The Government’s central source for all information for businesses and individuals on Brexit is at https://www.gov.uk/government/brexit.
- The EU Exit Business campaign supporting businesses to be prepared for Brexit can be found at https://euexitbusiness.campaign.gov.uk/
- The Government’s hub for “no deal” Brexit information across a range of topics from importing, employment rules, export and funding is at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/how-to-prepare-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-with-no-deal
- An interactive pdf summarising how to prepare your business for EU exit.
- A free tool to help businesses identify what they may need to do in order to prepare for Brexit – https://www.gov.uk/business-uk-leaving-eu
- An employer toolkit about the EU Settlement Scheme – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-employer-toolkit
- HMRC recorded webinar to help UK businesses trading with the EU to keep imports and exports up to speed.
- HMRC Partnership Pack – preparing for changes at the UK border after a ‘no-deal’ EU Exit
- DIT video on what happens with tariffs in the event of a no deal Brexit.
- Government guidance on Providing services to EEA and EFTA countries after EU Exit with no deal
- DCMS guide to data protection law if there’s no Brexit deal and six steps to take on data protection
- The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has recently published sector primers for businesses setting out how to prepare for EU Exit. Please follow the links for: automotive, aerospace, construction, oil and gas production, retail, space, professional and business services, chemicals, electronics, machinery and parts, electricity sector and gas markets.
- The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published guidance on health and identification marks, importing high-risk food and animal feed and GM food or feed or animal feed additives. For more information visit www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/prepare-your-business-for-the-uk-leaving-the-eu
- The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) recently published guidance on several key areas affecting businesses. Please follow these links for support on: food labelling, exporting and importing fish, transporting endangered species, working with chemicals, pesticides, importing and exporting plants, trading timber, and managing data. Defra will continue to provide further information and guidance on other topics that may affect businesses should we leave the EU without a deal.
Brexit information from third party organisations
- East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce’s Brexit Hub
- The Institute of Directors’ Navigating Brexit for Business campaign
- The Federation of Small Business’ Brexit Pack
- Manchester Business Growth Hub – 10 ‘no regret’ actions businesses should consider now and a business Brexit toolkit.
This page will be updated regularly with any changes or additional information. Date of last update: 23rd April 2019.