A Brexit deal has been agreed in principle with the EU.
Both the UK and the EU need to approve and sign the withdrawal agreement. They will then start to negotiate new arrangements. There would be a transition period to prepare for new rules.
The UK could still leave with no deal if the withdrawal agreement is not approved by 31 January 2020, or at the end of a transition period.
It’s essential that all businesses in the North East make the necessary preparations for leaving the European Union.
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership has developed a toolkit with the latest advice and guidance from government to help you do this. Click here to view the toolkit or to visit the official government website click here.
The North East LEP has appointed Growth Hub Connectors to help business managers who wish to talk to someone directly about Brexit preparations, to contact them click here.