Getting business ready for the UK's EU Exit

The country is currently in a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK negotiates additional arrangements with the EU and other potential trading partners.

The UK has left the EU and the Transition Period will end on 31 December 2020. As we transition to our new relationship with the EU, businesses need to take action to prepare; see the attached document for more information.

From 1 January 2021, there will be a series of guaranteed changes and opportunities for businesses. Many of these changes will be required regardless of the agreement we reach with the EU on our future trade relationship, as the UK will be leaving the single market and customs union.
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​​​The UK Business Secretary Alok Sharma has released a statement about the need to prepare and has urged UK businesses to use the Transition Checker and sign up to the sector webinars below (more webinars are expected to be added).

  • Retail - 14 October
  • Automotive - 14 October
  • Metals and Materials - 20 October
  • Electronics and machinery - 21 October
  • Consumer Goods - 22 October
  • Life Sciences - 27 October
  • Construction - 28 October
  • Aerospace - 29 October

Access the webinars at this page: http://bit.ly/TransitionWebinarsN

The current rules on trade, travel, and business will change on 1 January 2021. Make sure you know how this will affect your business and how you can prepare plans in advance. The main sources of business planning information can be found on www.gov.uk/transition .

There is also a range of useful information and guides available here,

Published: 14th September 2020