Brexit - The UK Transition



Brexit - Make sure your business is prepared

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit has now come to an end

Help is available to support businesses. There is a user-friendly checker tool at which details exactly what businesses need to do, and upcoming business support webinars are detailed below.

24.2.21 New video content to help keep your business moving

Doing business with Europe has changed. You need to follow new rules on exports, imports, tariffs, data and hiring.

All businesses can find out what has changed, and check their preparations, by visiting new video content from 
the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The short, on-demand videos cover 18 topics, including importing and exporting, rules of origin and audit and accounting. Click here to immediately access the video content. New rules are here – make sure your business is prepared.

Register for free webinars to learn more about what you need to do to export animals, fish and high risk foods not of animal origin from 1 January 2021.

Help and support if your business trades with the EU

Learn more about trading with the EU from 1 January 2020. Videos are available on:

  • Exporting and sending goods outside of the UK
  • Importing and bringing goods into the UK
  • The customs clearance process

*UPDATE* The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, has written to specific business sectors. The letters provide tailored advice about key actions that businesses must take after the Transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

View the sector-specific letters for:

Changes to how the Intellectual Property (IP) system and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will operate. These changes will affect:

You can find out more information about all of these changes in this news story from the IPO.

Latest news - Government announces £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund

The £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund will help small businesses with changes to trade rules with the EU.

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove has announced a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund to support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) adjust to new customs, rules of origin, and VAT rules when trading with the EU. Read more here