BREXIT support for businesses

The UK has left the EU customs union and single market and now enjoys a zero tariffs, zero quotas relationship with the EU as an independent trading nation. Following the signing of the UK – EU Free Trade Agreement, there are new rules for businesses which came into force on 1 January 2021 which require immediate action.  

Your business needs to comply with these new rules. If you do not take action, there is a risk your business operations will be interrupted.  

Two presentations cover actions that businesses must take to ensure they are compliant with the new rules which have come into force.   

Part A

This provides an overview of key actions for businesses as well as supporting guidance, helpline numbers and FAQs.  

Part B

This lists the top five actions for businesses in each of the following sectors:

  • Aerospace 
  • Automotive 
  • Chemicals 
  • Construction 
  • Consumer goods 
  • Electronics and machinery 
  • Life sciences 
  • Metals and materials 
  • Professional business services 
  • Retail

Download the presentations

You can use the checker tool from GOV.UK to quickly identify the actions that your business needs to take. The checker tool will ask you questions about your business and provide all the information you need to be aware of such as new rules on: 

You can help prepare your business for the new rules by using a number of support mechanisms provided by the Government: 

We understand that this is a challenging time and encourage you to take action to avoid interruption to your business operations.  

Please contact the Economic Regeneration team if you need further information.