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


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Other resources

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


Workplace rights if there’s no Brexit deal


How your rights in the workplace could be affected if the UK leaves the EU with ‘no deal’.

Workplace rights if there’s no Brexit deal
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Trading with the EU if there's no Brexit deal


How trade with EU countries might change if the UK leaves the EU with ‘no deal’ on 29 March 2019.

Trading with the EU if there's no Brexit deal
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Classifying your goods in the UK Trade Tariff if there's no Brexit deal


You would need to pay trade tariffs on some goods if you’re moving them to or from the EU.

Classifying your goods in the UK Trade Tariff if there's no Brexit deal
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