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This information will help you understand how leaving the EU may affect your business. Visit GOV.UK for full guidance to help you to prepare.
 

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EU Exit Business Readiness Forum  

The next Forum will be this week at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Thursday 8 August, with remote participation available via WebEx. Invites with further details have been sent to relevant organisations under a separate cover.  Our next forum will be on Thursday 12 September, further details will be sent to relevant organisations nearer the time.

   

We would really like to hear from you if there is anything in particular that you would find useful for our upcoming forum, please share your thoughts with us via sed@beis.gov.uk.   

 

Recent announcements  

Importing and exporting 

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Animal and Plant Health Agency have issued guidance on plant passports to trade plants in the EU. How growers and traders can get authorised to issue plant passports, when you need to be authorised and the plants that need passports.  Update - protected zones, and plants which must have passports in protected zones document updated.

 

Department for International Trade have provided guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to India if we leave the EU with no deal. Update - updated with link to new export guide for India on great.gov.uk and link to Overseas Business Risk report: Exporting to India after Brexit if there's no deal

 

Department for International Trade have provided Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Norway if we leave the EU with no deal. Update - updated with link to new export guide for Norway on great.gov.uk and link to Overseas Business Risk report: Exporting to Norway after Brexit if there's no deal

 


Department for International Trade have provided guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Australia if we leave the EU with no deal. Update - updated with link to new export guide for Australia on great.gov.uk and link to Overseas Business Risk report: Exporting to Australia after Brexit if there's no deal

 

Department for International Trade have provided guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Switzerland if we leave the EU with no deal. Update - updated with link to new export guide for Switzerland on great.gov.uk and link to Overseas Business Risk report: Exporting to Switzerland after Brexit if there's no deal

 

Other 

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have updated the terms of reference and membership for the group, which discusses research and innovation policy in the light of the UK's exit from the EU. Update -  membership updated: EU exit, universities, research and innovation: stakeholder working group

 

Business support 

Triage Tool 

GOV.UK has an online tool to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Businesses can use the Triage Tool to find out:  

  • What their business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU                                            
  • What's changing in their sector 
  • Information on specific rules and regulations 

Businesses will need to answer 7 simple questions to get guidance relevant to their business. 

 

Department for business, energy and industrial Strategy - sector primers 

These sector primers aim to bring together on one webpage the top 3 - 5 issues for each sector and provide guidance.  The primers link through to more detailed material elsewhere on GOV.UK. Please could you pass on to your members and networks. The sectors covered are: 

 

 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - sector primers 

 

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) 

DCMS have issued new guidance on what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario if you're a creative business, small arts organisation or sports organisation that currently travels only to the EU, such as: 

  • touring professional choir 
  • touring chamber orchestra 
  • touring string quartet 
  • small touring ballet company 
  • small touring theatre company 
  • school football team 
  • amateur sports team 
  • pop or rock band  

 

Check what you need to do  

 

Next actions

The EU Exit tool will help you to make detailed plans based on the profile of your business.
 

Step 1 Access the tool

Step 2 Answer some simple questions about your business

Step 3 Read the actions to take that are relevant to your business and sign up for email alerts to stay updated

 


Additional information

Visit Prepare your Business for EU Exit for more information and to sign up for regular updates

 

What support is available for my small business? - GOV.UK advice