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Brexit Guidance for Business

EU Exit Survey

To enable us to better understand your opinions and concerns the Growth Hub is asking all service users to complete an optional survey highlighting your views and concerns regarding the proposed exit of the UK from the EU.

An anonymised version of this information will be shared the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to enable them to better inform government of the views of local businesses.

General Brexit guidance for your business

Extensive guidance on how your business can prepare for Brexit can be found here

An online Checker Tool is also available to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU. The tool is designed to help businesses find out what their business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Businesses will need to answer simple questions to get guidance relevant to their business.

The business Brexit helpline also provides free advice, information and guidance Tel: 0300 2000 900 (Mon – Fri, 8am to 6pm).

HMRC Funding

HMRC has funding available for customs intermediaries, traders and hauliers who complete, or intend to complete, customs declarations following the UK’s exit from the EU. The funding can be used to upskill employees, make IT improvements or hire new employees to manage customs declarations and processes. The application window is currently open and will close on 31 January 2020, or earlier once all funding is allocated, so businesses are encouraged to apply early.
For more information on HMRC funding, please call +44(0)28 9041 5471

HMRC Helpline

HMRC has launched the EU Exit Import and Export Trader Helpline for traders and hauliers importing from / exporting to the EU after Brexit. Tel: 0300 3301 331. (Mon – Fri 8am to 6pm).

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ( Defra)

NEW – The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have published material as the way you import from the EU will change after Brexit. This flowchart explains the processes for importing meat and dairy from the EU. Farmers and food producers: steps to import meat and dairy from the EU

Defra’s Brexit page provides a range of detailed advice on importing and exporting, tariffs, trade agreements, movements of animals, plants, labelling, marketing, non harmonised products

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Key Sectors

The following links cover the top 3 – 5 issues for each sector and provide further detailed guidance wherever further information is known

Construction and Housing
Consumer Goods
Electricity incl. Renewables
Electronics, Machinery & Parts
• Gas Markets
Life Sciences Sector
Mining and Non-metal Manufacturing
Nuclear Sector
Oil and Gas Production
Parcel Delivery Services
Professional & Business Services
Research & Innovation
• Retail
Space Sector


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