Brexit

Preparing for the UK's exit from the European Union

The Growth Hub is here to guide you through whatever lies ahead, 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 for the UK's exit from the EU.

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The UK will leave the EU on the 31 October 2019.

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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

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News

Get an EORI number today and prepare for Brexit
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Chancellor announces billions to turbo-charge no d...
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HMRC extends deadline for £8 million of customs tr...
The deadline for applications for a government initiative to help businesses prepare for EU Exit has...
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Leaving the EU: advice for businesses
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Other resources

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

Resources

Haulage companies operating 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.

Haulage companies operating between the UK and the EU
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Express courier industry and postal services - what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario

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what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario for express courier industry and postal services

Express courier industry and postal services
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Traders with the rest of the world only - what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario

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UK customs processes for rest of the world trade will not be affected. However, as a business trading with the rest of the world, you may find you will need to adapt certain systems or processes.

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Traders exporting to the EU only - 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 – you will need to adapt your business to comply with these new systems, processes and controls.

Traders exporting to the EU only
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Tour operators - what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario

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Businesses that trade with the EU will broadly follow the same customs controls as businesses trading with the rest of the world – so they will need to adapt their business to comply with these systems, processes and controls.

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Businesses supplying services to the EU - what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario

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Businesses that trade with the EU will broadly follow the same customs controls as businesses trading with the rest of the world – so they will need to adapt their business to comply with these systems, processes and controls.

Businesses supplying services to the EU
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Traders with the EU and the rest of the world - what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario

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This is what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario for traders with the EU and the rest of the world

Traders with the EU and the rest of the world
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VAT for businesses if there's no Brexit deal

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How VAT rules for UK businesses trading with EU countries would be affected if the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 with no deal.

VAT for businesses if there's no Brexit deal
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Documents

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