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

A series of free Brexit Readiness events have been launched and are being delivered by the Chambers of Commerce. These events are open to all businesses including non-chamber members. All events are running between 8:30-10:30am.
– 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 

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:

Exporting goods to the EU after Brexit

Importing goods from the EU after Brexit

EORI mythbuster

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. 

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

Downloadable Guides

A range of downloadable guides have been created to support businesses prepare for Brexit.

Farmers and Food Producers

Chemicals Exporters

EORI mythbuster

Exporting goods to the EU after Brexit

Importing goods from the EU after Brexit

Exporting Livestock

Simple Trader Checklist

Hauliers- Transporting goods between the UK and EU in a no-deal Brexit