The UK will leave the EU on 31 October 2019. Leaving the EU means your business may need to prepare for change. Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the government’s top priority. With an implementation until December 2020, this would give businesses stability, certainty and time to prepare for our new relationship after EU Exit.
This seven-point business tool will help you find relevant guidance documents based on your specific business needs, and includes factors around size activity and industry sector.
Government funding available
To further support this transitional period, the Government are providing funding to help businesses complete customs declarations, to provide specific training for employees, and to procure IT upgrades.
To further support this transitional period, the Government are providing funding to help businesses through the services provided by growth hubs and Local Authorities. Check with your local growth hub to find out what is available in your area.
The government must plan for every possible outcome including no deal. Without a deal, businesses may need to act before 31 October 2019. Use this information to understand how leaving the EU may affect your business and what you can to get ready.
Further advice on businesses
More general information for businesses can be found via these links:
Contact the Signpost 2 Grow team to find out more.
Data Protection Guidance
In preparation of a no deal Brexit, HMRC are urging business owners to consider 3 steps to ensure their businesses can continue to trade with the EU:
- Register for an Economic Operator and Registration Identification (EORI) – in the event of a no deal exit businesses will be unable to continue trading with EU without this number. If your business has only ever traded inside of the EU you will not already have a number
- Consider how you want to make customer declarations – businesses can appoint a customs agent if they want someone else to do it. Most businesses with customs obligations choose to use a customs agent
- For businesses that import goods into the UK from the EU using roll on, roll off locations, they can take a third step and register for new Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP). TSP will allow your business t o import without having to make a full customs declaration at the border, and postpone paying any import duties. For imports using other locations and for exports standard customs declarations will apply.
Food, Drink & Agriculture
Food, Drink & Agriculture
In preparation for a ‘No Deal’ policy eCommerce regulations will not be affected to greatly; for minimum disruption, the UK will continue to align with most of the provisions in the eCommerce Directive, including provisions on intermediary liability and general monitoring.
The exception is the “Country of Origin Principle” which will be removed from UK legislation.
Import/Export for Businesses