The uncertainty surrounding Brexit can be make it extremely difficult for businesses to plan for the future. The Growth Hub has collected a range of resources developed by Government and private sector organisations which can help businesses in the Humber region plan for the various Brexit scenarios they may face.
Preparing for EU Exit – HM Government information
In a no-deal Brexit, businesses will need to apply the same procedures to EU trade that apply to trading with the rest of the world. You can make it easier to import goods from the EU by registering to use transitional simplified procedures.
There will be changes to the way you pay or reclaim VAT if the UK leaves EU-wide VAT IT systems with no deal find more details here.
Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)
If businesses are not VAT registered and need to continue to trade with the EU then they will need to apply for an EORI. This can be done online and only takes around 15 minutes.
Advice for businesses on consumer rights if there’s a no-deal Brexit.
Exporters of animals and animal products require an Environmental Health Certificate (EHC).
There is a PDF document which has details of Defra-led international agreements that will not be in place by exit day. International Agreements Information
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, find out how this would affect the exhaustion of intellectual property rights.
The Department for Health and Social Care
Advice for EU Health and Social Care staff: Brexit preparations update
Government EU Exit Forums
The government has held a series of forums relating to business readiness for leaving, you can find details of these forums in this PDF file, which also contains a number of useful links to helpful resources.
EU Exit Business Readiness Forum (PDF file)
HM Government Tool available to prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU
You can use this tool to find out:
- what your business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU
- what’s changing in your industry
- information on specific rules and regulations
Information from the European Commission
Information about the impact of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU in the area of customs and taxation and the customs union.Unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date, the United Kingdom will become a ‘third country’ as of 30 March 2019, towards the rest of the EU countries.
Details from the Federation of Small Businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses have put together Small Business Brexit Pack which gives information to small businesses on how they should prepare for the impact of leaving the EU.One of the purposes of this pack is to clearly set out what smaller businesses should be thinking about in the event of a disorderly no-deal scenario. The decision on when to enact a contingency plan is a matter for each individual business.The FSB believes all smaller businesses should now be acting to mitigate the consequences of a no-deal scenario
Details from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
The ICO have information on how personal data will continue to flow after Brexit between the UK and the EU.In a ‘no deal’ situation the UK Government has already made clear its intention to enable data to flow from the UK to EEA countries without any additional measures. But transfers of personal data from the EEA to the UK will be affected.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Checklist
The BCC has created a checklist has to help businesses consider the changes that Brexit may bring to their businesses, and to help business planning at both operational and Board levels.The BCC believe that all firms – not just those directly and immediately affected – should be undertaking a Brexit ‘health check’, and a broader test of existing business plans. Time spent thinking through the changes that Brexit may bring to your firm could yield real dividends in future. The checklist helps you perform a health check for your business.
Contact your Humber Growth Hub Business Advisor
If you need help for your business with issues surrounding Brexit then our advisors are here to help. You can arrange to have a free One to One clinic with your local Growth Hub Business Advisor.
We would like to know if BREXIT will have any impact on your business and if you have any plans in place for when the UK leaves the EU. Please complete our survey and we will feed back information to HM Government.