Brexit

Preparing for the UK's exit from the European Union

The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019.
Leaving the EU will mean most UK businesses should expect change. There will be new arrangements and changes in law.
Use this information to understand how this affects your business and what you can do to prepare.

Employing EU citizens

Changes to areas including movement of people, settled status and qualifications

Importing, exporting and transporting

Changes to areas including importing or exporting goods, moving goods across borders, haulage permits, customs and tax.

Operating in the EU

Changes to area if your business operates in the European Union

Regulation and Standards for products and goods

Changes to areas if you sell physical products or goods in the UK

Using personal data

Changes to using personal data you store or get from another EU country

European and domestic funding

Changes to funding for areas including research and higher education, social and structural development and sector-specific funds

Intellectual property

Changes to area including copyrights, trademarks and patents

Energy and climate

Changes to areas including energy, renewables, the nuclear industry and regulated carbon emissions

Public sector procurement

Changes to areas including government contracts

Knowledge

Brexit - No Deal
Business Continuity Advice & Guidance
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 states that local authorities must provide advice and guidance to local businesses about how to prepare your business...
Partnership pack: preparing for changes at the UK border after a ‘no deal’ EU ex...
This partnership pack is designed to help you support businesses preparing for day one if we leave the EU without a deal.
Intellectual Property and BREXIT: The facts
Facts on the future of intellectual property laws following the decision that the UK will leave the EU.
advice
Unsure what Brexit means for your business and what to do about it?
Ten ‘no regret’ actions businesses should consider now

News

Looking for feedback on the Governments EU Exit we...
Help other businesses by providing feedback to the Government on their advisory website.
Preparing for EU exit - Department for Business, E...
An update on EU exit preparations by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Brexit - No Deal
Government Launches new toolkit for businesses: Pr...
Discover the laws and regulation changes relevant to your business
More than £2 billion Brexit preparation funding aw...
More than 25 government departments and arms-length bodies have gone through a needs-based funding p...
Brexit - No Deal
Some advice on how to prepare if the UK leaves the...
Business Continuity Management is about protecting the things in your business that you can’t afford...
Exploring foreign investment: where does the UK in...
Understand the UK's investment relationships with countries around the world since 1999.

Other resources

Additional information, external links and documents to help you prepare.

Resources

Prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU

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A tool to help you find the relevant documentation to preparing for a No Deal

www.gov.uk/business-uk-leaving-eu
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The government’s guarantee for EU-funded programmes if there’s no Brexit deal

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How UK organisations such as charities, businesses and universities who receive EU funding would be affected if the UK leaves the EU with ‘no deal’.

Guarantee for EU-funded programmes
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The Economic Effects of the government’s proposed Brexit Deal

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This report estimates the economic effects of the government’s proposed Brexit deal that was first published on 14 November 2018

The Economic Effects of the government’s proposed Brexit Deal
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Customs, excise, VAT and regulatory changes you need to know about if there is no deal

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If the UK exits the EU without a deal, UK businesses will have to apply customs, excise and VAT procedures to goods traded with the EU, in broadly the same way that already applies for goods traded outside of the EU.

Customs, excise, VAT and regulatory changes
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HMRC impact assessment for the movement of goods if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

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Leaving the EU without a negotiated settlement is not the government’s preferred outcome, but it is essential that the UK is prepared for all possible eventualities on customs, VAT and excise arrangements.

HMRC impact assessment
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New research shows economic and fiscal consequences of the Brexit deal

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New research by experts at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (LSE), King’s College London and the Institute for Fiscal Studies has modelled the economic and fiscal consequences of Brexit.

New research shows economic and fiscal consequences of the Brexit deal
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Exiting the European Union: Publications

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Collection of documents published to support understanding and assessment of the agreement we have reached with the EU.

Exiting the European Union: Publications
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Ferry or Channel Tunnel operators moving goods between the UK and the EU - what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario

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The trade that you carry out with the EU will broadly follow the customs controls that apply for the rest of the world. So you will need to adapt your business to comply with these new systems, processes and controls.

Ferry or Channel Tunnel operators moving goods between the UK and the EU
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Documents

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