Business after Brexit


Advice and Guidance for Business

This page gives the latest advice and guidance from LEPs, Government, and official bodies on the action business needs to take to prepare for the UK's exit from the European Union, including the possibility of no deal.  

Prime Minister delivers vision for future trade

Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a speech in Greenwich on 3 February setting out the government's direction and vision for the future of UK trade.

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The 'go-to' government website for the latest business advice on Brexit


From 1 February 2020 there will be a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK and EU negotiate trading relationships and other arrangements with the EU. This page gives advice on what business needs to do to prepare for Brexit transition.  

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New tariffs for no-deal Brexit 

The Government has today (Wednesday 13 March) published details of the UK's temporary tariff regime for no-deal. The Government says the regime is temporary (12 months) and will be monitored. 

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Latest guidance from Defra

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published guidance on several key areas affecting businesses. Please follow these links for support on: food labelling, exporting and importing fish, transporting endangered species, working with chemicals, pesticides, importing and exporting plants, trading timber, and managing data. 

LEPs build Brexit toolkits to help local businesses 

See the latest Brexit toolkits being built by LEPs. These are designed as a first port of call to help local businesses in LEP areas get the latest advice on preparing for Brexit.  

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Video guides on no-deal Brexit

The Border Delivery Group and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have published a series of short videos in a no-deal scenario, setting out the actions businesses will need to take to continue to trade following a ‘no deal’ exit.

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Advice to further education and apprenticeship providers 

The Government has issued advice to further education and apprenticeship providers in England on how to prepare for Brexit in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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Government publishes overview guidance in preparation for Brexit

This government site gives advice to individuals, UK nationals in the EU, EU citizens in the UK, and businesses, in preparation for the UK's exit from the European Union.

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Brexit Quick Links

The European Union Withdrawal Agreement became an Act of Parliament on 23 January 2020. The UK is now in a transition period until the end of 2020.

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Prepare your business to continue to export to EU in the event of a No Deal Brexit. 

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The Government has produced a 'triage tool' of seven questions to help businesses check they're ready for Brexit. 

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Sector Advice

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a range of Brexit advice for specific industry sectors . Click below:   





Consumer Goods


Food & Drink


Gas Markets

Oil & Gas Production

Professional Services





CBI Brexit impact map

The CBI has done a regional breakdown map of the impact a no-deal Brexit will have.   

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The LGA have produced a Brexit 'no-deal' briefing, and a 'Brexit advice hub' for local councils. 

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The latest employer toolkit gives employers the information they need to support EU citizens applying for the EU Settlement Scheme. Read more

How to prepare for changes at the UK border in the event of a no-deal EU exit. Read more

The British Chambers of Commerce have created a Brexit ‘health check’ for business. Read more  

Get behind the headlines with this official analysis of the latest developments and next steps in the Brexit process. 

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