This page compiles a catalogue of resources for businesses regarding advice and information in relation to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union in 2019. It will be updated regularly.

 

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has invited responses from organisations to offer a local insight into preparing for the UK’s departure from the European Union. Click here to complete the survey.

Information regarding Brexit from the government is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/brexit

Don’t forget you can contact us for more specific advice and signposting. Call 0116 366 8487, email bizgateway@llep.org.uk, or complete our enquiry form and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.

February 2019
Advice for businesses from HM Government in relation to importing and exporting to the European Union:

Food labelling changes after Brexit from DEFRA: Advice for food producers, manufacturers, retailers and suppliers on the changes to food labels if the UK leaves the EU without a deal: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/food-labelling-changes-after-brexit
VAT IT system rules and processes if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, from HMRC. Changes to the way you pay or reclaim VAT if the UK leaves EU-wide VAT IT systems: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vat-it-system-rules-and-processes-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-without-a-deal
Moving goods to and from the EU through roll on roll off ports or the Channel Tunnel, from HMRC. Arrangements for importers or exporters, using roll on roll off ports or the Channel Tunnel to transport goods between the EU and the UK in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/moving-goods-to-and-from-the-eu-through-roll-on-roll-off-locations-including-eurotunnel
Customs procedures if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, from HMRC. Simplified customs processes for UK businesses trading with the EU in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/customs-procedures-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-without-a-deal
 
January 2019
Data Protection Guidance (assets from BEIS/DCMS)

Find EU Exit guidance for your business from Gov.uk here: https://www.gov.uk/find-eu-exit-guidance-business
Use this information from HM Government to understand how leaving the EU may affect your business and what you can do to get ready in the case of a successfully negotiated deal: https://euexitbusiness.campaign.gov.uk/
Preparing for changes at the UK border if there’s a no deal EU Exit. HM Government has issued a series of leaflets with advice and information for businesses in the event of a No Deal Brexit:

  1. Guidance for businesses
  2. Guidance for the agriculture & food industry
  3. Guidance for arts, sports & culture organisations
  4. Guidance for the automotive industry
  5. Guidance for chemicals organisations
  6. Guidance for hauliers
  7. Guidance for intermediaries
  8. Guidance for the pharmaceutical industry
  9. Guidance for the retail industry
HMRC has advised that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, UK businesses will need to register for an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number to continue to export or import goods within the EU: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-a-uk-eori-number-to-trade-within-the-eu 
The Information Commissioner Office has produced a blog on how the ICO is helping SMEs prepare  https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/blog-data-protection-and-brexit-ico-advice-for-organisations/
The Information Commissioner Office also have a dedicated section on their website https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-and-brexit/ incorporating a six steps to comply document, broader guidance and FAQs
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has invited responses from organisations to offer a local insight into preparing for the UK’s departure from the European Union. Complete the survey here: http://www.llepbizgateway.co.uk/growing-your-business/international-trade/brexit-updates-for-businesses/survey/
Prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU. Answer 7 simple questions to get guidance relevant to your business: https://www.gov.uk/business-uk-leaving-eu 
 
December 2018
This partnership pack from Gov.UK is designed to help you support businesses preparing for day one if we leave the EU without a deal: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/partnership-pack-preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit 
Federation of Small Businesses Small Business Brexit Pack: Introduction
Institute of Directors guide provides a minimum list of the areas companies should be checking when mapping out their potential exposure to Brexit, as well as the steps they should consider taking to maximise their readiness.
Government Customs Declarations Grants: 2 grants available to help your business complete customs declarations, in preparation for the UK leaving the EU, in training and IT improvements
Euro Projects Recruitment have released a Small Business Brexit Planning Guide outlining details of communicating updates to your employees
HMRC letters to VAT-registered businesses only trading with the EU that explain changes to customs, excise and VAT in the unlikely event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Letters on ‘no deal’ Brexit advice for businesses only trading with the EU.
 
November 2018
HM Revenue and Customs has published a number of guides to customs processes that will apply in the event of a No Deal Brexit.  Individual documents cover a range of subjects including general importing and exporting from EU and non-EU countries as well information for specific areas of activity such as haulage, shipping and forwarding.  The guides can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/partnership-pack-preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit
The Government website carries information on a range of subject areas likely to be affected by Brexit including services, guidance and regulation (ie, pet travel, passports), news, policy papers and freedom of information releases: https://www.gov.uk/government/brexit
How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal covers a wide range of issues from driving to farming, labelling to money and medicines: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/how-to-prepare-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-with-no-deal
Open to Export provides the opportunity for businesses trading internationally to raise questions on a wide range of matters.  Some of the FAQs published are around the subject of Brexit and may be useful, depending on the enquiry https://opentoexport.com/questions/will-tariff-implication-brexit/
Brexit Checklist has been issued by East Midlands Chamber to help businesses consider the changes that Brexit might bring and to assist with planning at both operational and Board levels.
British Chambers of Commerce have published a list of FAQs on the withdrawal agreement.  View a copy of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement (pdf)
The Chamber website carries information on Brexit support available to businesses in Derbyshire Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire at https://www.emc-dnl.co.uk/helping-you-influence/brexit3/
Brexit checklist and Brexit helpline https://www.emc-dnl.co.uk/helping-you-influence/brexit3/brexit-support2/
The Chamber led a delegation of leading regional businesses to Westminster to launch an eight-page report setting out what business wants from Brexit.  The report, available on the website, is called Shaping a Great Future: Leading Balanced and Sustainable Growth in a Post-Brexit Economy https://www.emc-dnl.co.uk/enabling-international-trade/brexit-support/brexit-support2/
Brexit discussions feature on the agenda at each East Midlands Chamber sector forum.  Most recently taking place at the HR forum, a full list of the forums can be found at https://www.emc-dnl.co.uk/helping-you-influence/sector-forums-and-conferences/