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Get ready for Brexit
The Government has developed a “ Get Ready for Brexit” website which is a central site for guidance aimed at businesses. You can also download a leaflet here which provides signposting advice and key considerations that SMEs may need to undertake for EU Exit.
A ‘Getting Ready for Brexit’ webinar has been created which can be viewed here
The IPO (Intellectual Property Office) have created a guide detailing changes to intellectual property and copyright protection after the UK exits the EU.
The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) have created guidance on GDPR and data protection after Brexit.
Get Ready for Brexit Events
There are a series of free ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ Business Events will run across the country from 16 September to 18 October. They will give businesses help, advice and support on the actions they need to take to prepare for Brexit. Find your nearest event here
Local Brexit Readiness Events
– Wed. 23 Oct., South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, Crewe
– Wed. 23 Oct., West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce, Chester
– Thurs. 24 Oct., North Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, Macclesfield
– Tues. 29 Oct., East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, Congleton
– Wed., 30 Oct., West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce, Chester
Growth Hub Support
Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub are offering businesses in Cheshire and Warrington a three hour Brexit diagnostic to discuss what preparations and changes may be needed for the business. For information about this diagnostic please email email@example.com
Exporting from the UK to the EU after Brexit
Advice has been released about what steps businesses should take to get ready to export after Brexit. This advice can be found here.
The advice also includes guidance on getting an EORI number before the 31st October, as businesses will need this number to export after this date. HMRC have contacted VAT-registered businesses with an assigned EORI number, but non-VAT registered businesses need to get an EORI number to continue exporting.
HMRC have provided guidance for imports,exports and customs post-Brexit and how to prepare.
An updated UK temporary tariff regime if we leave the EU without a deal can be found here
Department for International Trade have created specific country guidance for trading post-Brexit.
For further advice and guidance contact the Brexit imports and exports helpline 0300 3301 331 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
Guides on importing and exporting can be viewed:
Changes in event of no deal
There is a specific page which considers a no deal scenario and potential changes. This can be found here
The Department for International Trade has provided guidance for UK businesses if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.
- Export from the UK to the EU after Brexit
- Export from the UK to Africa after Brexit
- Export from the UK to Asia after Brexit
- Export from the UK to the Middle East after Brexit
- Export from the UK to Oceania after Brexit
- Export from the UK to the Americas after Brexit
Employing EU citizens
There are various guides providing guidance on employing EU citizens after the EU exit and how to prepare for the EU exit.
Sector specific guidance
- The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published sector specific guidance for businesses setting out how to prepare for EU Exit. Please visit this page and filter to the relevant sector.
- DEFRA have provided detailed guidance including sector guidance for: farming fisheries, food and drink and veterinary services
- Country specific guidance for businesses who provide services to the EU has also been developed in the event of no deal.
- The Food Standards Agency have information for businesses working in food, or animal feed.
A range of downloadable guides have been created to support businesses prepare for Brexit.