Brexit

Prepare your business or organisation for the brexit transition

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.

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership has developed a toolkit with the latest advice and guidance from the 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.

Importing goods from the EU to Great Britain from 1 January 2021

The process for importing goods from the EU has changed. Businesses in Great Britain need to complete the following actions to continue importing from EU countries from 1 January 2021.

Great Britain is England, Wales and Scotland. Guidance on moving goods into, out of and through Northern Ireland will be added to GOV.UK in the coming weeks.
Click here to see more

Exporting goods from Great Britain to the EU from 1 January 2021

The process for exporting goods to the EU has changed. Businesses in Great Britain need to complete the following actions to continue exporting to EU countries from 1 January 2021.

Great Britain is England, Wales and Scotland. Guidance on moving goods into, out of and through Northern Ireland will be added to GOV.UK in the coming weeks.

Click here to read more

Importing goods into the UK from anywhere in the world

From 1 January 2021 the UK Global Tariff will apply to all goods you import unless an exception applies. Click here to find which tariff, if any applies.

Guidance for importing and exporting goods

There are new rules for importing and exporting goods between Great Britain and countries in the EU.

Whether you’re completing customs declarations yourself or have an intermediary to do it for you, these guides will take you through each step and set out your options.

Click here to access the guides.

SME Brexit Support Fund

The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover. Visit gov.uk for more information.

Insight into EU Transition

The LA7 have been successful in a government funding bid to undertake insight work into the EU transition. The first part of the insight work is a survey followed by interviews. To take part click here.

List of customs agents and fast parcel operators

It can be complicated to submit import and export customs declarations, so you may want to use a company which specialises in this area.

Find customs agents and fast parcel operators who can help submit customs declarations here.

Webinars for businesses by sector

Find out what actions you can take to ensure your business is ready for January 2021 by registering to attend BEIS’s new webinar series.

These webinars are tailored to different sectors, including:

  • life sciences
  • aerospace
  • construction
  • consumer goods
  • metals and other materials
  • retail
  • automotive
  • electronics and materials

Webinars for exporters of animals and products of animal origin to the EU. 

Webinars for organisations that trade with the EU.

Help and support is also available through webinars from HRMC. Click here to find out more

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