Brexit Business Readiness Forum

Brexit Business Readiness Forum

BEIS are pleased to confirm that the next Brexit Business Readiness Forum will be held at BEIS in the Conference Centre and broadcast. Please see the below agenda and registration details for the next two forums.

Please see the below registration details for this week’s forum on Thursday 3rd October at 14:45pm. Registration for attending in person and on Webex will close at 23:00 Wednesday 2nd October. Agenda items currently include and update from DExEU, Internal Markets, Energy and Exhaustion of IP Rights.

  • If you would like to attend in person, please sign up here. The password is Oktoberfest. Arrivals will be from 14:15pm from the main reception where people will escort you down. Please show an ID and your invitation at the door.
  • If you would like to dial in via Webex, please sign up here. The password is Oktoberfest. Webex details will be emailed the morning of Thursday 3rd October. Please note you can only dial in through a computer.

Brexit Business Readiness Weekly bulletin

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Brexit Business Readiness Weekly Bulletin

Issue 34: 30 September 2019

Introduction

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.  This Bulletin aims to provide you and your networks with important information from Government and rally businesses to get ready for Brexit.  

Brexit Business Readiness Events

As part of its new ‘Get ready for Brexit’ campaign, the Government is running a series of free business readiness events across the UK.

These free events will offer businesses help and advice on how to prepare for Brexit, enabling them to meet with government advisors to discuss what they need to do, understand what’s changing in their industry, and get information on specific rules and regulations.  Each event will feature interactive support and advice stands and in-depth sessions led by subject matter experts. They will encourage businesses to use the new checker tool to quickly identify what they need to do to ‘Get ready for Brexit’.

More than 800 businesses have already attended and last week 85% of attendees left feeling better prepared for Brexit. The next locations are:

  • Southampton – Monday 20 September
  • Brighton – Tuesday 1 October
  • Hull – Thursday 3 October
  • Plymouth – Thursday 3 October
  • Leeds – Friday 4 October
  • Derry/Londonderry – Monday 7 October
  • Cambridge – Monday 7 October
  • Belfast – Tuesday 8 October
  • Ipswich – Tuesday 8 October
  • Newcastle – Wednesday 9 October
  • Carlisle – Friday 11 October
  • Cardiff – Monday 14 October
  • Liverpool – Monday 14 October
  • Bristol – Tuesday 15 October
  • Wrexham – Tuesday 15 October

Please share this with your members and to find out more and book, visit Brexit Business Readiness Events.

Brexit Business Readiness Forum

Our next forum will be on Thursday 3rd October, further details have been sent to relevant organisations under a separate cover.

We would really like to hear of any particular topics you would find useful for our upcoming forums. Please share your thoughts with us via sed@beis.gov.uk.

British Library Webinars

We are working with the British Library to produce a series of webinars to help businesses prepare for Brexit. The next webinar will be next Wednesday 9th October at 11am covering carbon pricing policy in the event of no deal. Topics covered will include the implications for UK businesses of leaving the EU Emissions Trading System, emissions monitoring and reporting requirements in 2019 and 2020, and compliance with the Carbon Emissions Tax. There will be the opportunity to ask questions.

All details can be found here and the link will be live from 10:30pm on Wednesday 9th October. More webinars will be confirmed in due course.

HMRC Helpline

On Monday 16 September, HMRC launched the EU Exit Import and Export Trader Helpline for traders and hauliers importing from / exporting to the EU after October 31.

The helpline number is 0300 3301 331. Lines will be open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Please make your members and stakeholders aware of this support line.

Border Delivery Group Webinars

Get Ready for Brexit! If you are an EU based business trading goods to or via the UK, please sign up to a webinar led by the UK Government Border Delivery Group to receive guidance and information on the steps you may need to take before 31 October.

To avoid disruption following the UK’s exit from the EU, traders, customs agents, hauliers and other intermediaries must take action and have the right paperwork in place to enable their goods to pass through controls at the UK and EU borders. The UK Government Border Delivery Group (BDG) is arranging a series of webinars targeted at EU businesses which will help to provide clarity on what is expected of them, their clients and their supply chain as they look to trade goods across the border.

Please note that attendance at each event will be capped. We invite you to register for these webinars via the Eventbrite link.

Supply Chain Engagement

As part of efforts to prepare SMEs for the 31 October, BEIS is offering to co-host workshops with companies with large supply chains on preparing for Brexit. We are particularly interested in reaching out to SMEs within supply chains who may not have otherwise undertaken the necessary preparations. This can include face-to-face events, webinars or other ways to effectively engage supply chains.

Should you be interested in co-hosting a supply chain engagement with BEIS, please email sed@beis.gov.uk for more information. For trade associations, as appropriate, please make your members with large supply chains aware of this initiative.

Recent Announcements

Regulations

NEW – Office for Product Safety and Standards have produced detailed guides for businesses on specific product safety and metrology regulations in a no deal Brexit. UK product safety and metrology in a no deal Brexit

Cabinet Office have produced information for public authorities, businesses and other organisations on the outcome for public procurement policy in a no deal Brexit scenario. Update – section on what will change for businesses. Public-sector procurement after a no deal Brexit

NEW – Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have provided guidance which clarifies the expectations on the application of the EU guidance on good pharmacovigilance practices (GVP) in a no deal Brexit. Exceptions and modifications to the EU guidance on good pharmacovigilance practices that will apply in a no deal Brexit.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with the IPO have produced guidance about changes to Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) and patent law in the event of no deal from the European Union.  Update – Changes to SPC and patent law in the event of Brexit without a withdrawal agreement. Changes to SPC and patent law in the event of Brexit without a withdrawal agreement

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have produced guidance about what UK audit firms, UK auditors, and those with UK audit qualifications need to do. Update – Increased visibility of calls to action. Removed information about what EEA auditors and audit firms need to do after Brexit. This information has been moved to a new guide. Auditing for UK auditors and audit firms operating in the EEA after Brexit

Importing and Exporting

NEW – Department for Transport have provided a summary of the driver, vehicle, cargo and customs documents required to transport goods into the EU after Brexit. Hauliers and commercial drivers: you will need new documents to transport goods into the EU after Brexit.

NEW – Guidance has been published on the process for freight roll-on, roll-off (RORO) imports and exports between the UK and the EU for a no deal Brexit (excluding Northern Ireland). How to move goods through RORO locations in a no deal Brexit: EU to UK and UK to EU.

HMRC have produced guidance about simplified customs processes for UK businesses trading with the EU in a no-deal Brexit. Update – Information about moving goods with an ATA Carnet through the ports of Holyhead and Dover and Eurotunnel has been added. Using customs procedures in a no-deal Brexit

Grants

HMRC have produced guidance to find out what grants you can apply for to get funding for training and IT improvements if your business completes customs declarations. Update – Information about how to treat the grants for tax has been added. Apply for grants if your business completes customs declarations

Food and Drink

DEFRA have produced guidance on how rules for producing, processing, labelling and trading organic food will change if there’s a no deal Brexit. Update – Explained users might need to contact export control bodies in countries they’re importing from, and if any rules change following a no deal Brexit they will be published in this guide. Trading and labelling organic food after Brexit

Business Support

Checker Tool

GOV.UK has an online checker tool to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Businesses can use the Checker 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.

Get Ready for Brexit Videos

Government has produced 11 ‘how to prepare for Brexit videos’ aimed at business. The topics they cover are:

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Sector Primers

These sector primers 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.

Ministry of Defence (MOD)

The defence sector and preparing for Brexit

There may be changes that affect businesses, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Please see details from the defence sector and preparing for Brexit here.

EU EXIT: Business Intelligence and Engagement Team

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

How to comply with REACH chemical regulations

Preparations Government has made to support the chemicals sector in preparing for Brexit on 31 October 2019.

The following list details the suite of written guidance the Government has produced:

  • REACH no deal guidance
  • REACH deal guidance
  • Chemicals Sector Brexit page
  • Chemicals REACH guidance
  • Import/ export chemicals process map

All these materials can be accessed via the Gov.UK REACH Guidance page. Developments in additional products to help businesses prepare for Brexit are underway. They will be shared shortly for all ALFED members.

Statutory Instruments (SIs) laid to amend the REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

  1. Amending SI 1: OR Notification:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        An amendment to was laid to account for downstream users of ‘third country’ registrations held by EU based Only Representatives. Only Representatives (ORs) representing EU or third country importers to UK REACH will now benefit from these measures and be able to notify continued use of a substance on behalf of their downstream users.  These ORs must be UK based.

The amending SI and explanatory notes are available here

  1. Amending SI 2: ‘in-flight’ Authorisations:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Under a ‘no-deal’ scenario, there may be applications for authorisation for SVHCs which will not have been formally agreed by ECHA and the EU Commission at the point of exit. Previously, where the latest application date (LAD) or sunset date for a substance passes before exit day, use of the substance in the UK would have to cease from exit day. The amendment ensures that authorisation applications that fall into this situation will have their LAD and sunset date moved automatically to 18 months after our day of exit from the EU. Those wishing to continue using such substances after that point must submit a new Authorisation application to the HSE.

The amending SI and explanatory notes are available here.

GS1 and DIT press release

GS1 UK made strategic partner by the Department for International Trade’s Exporting is GREAT campaign London

The Department for International Trade (DIT) today announced that trusted barcode issuer and global supply chain standards body GS1 UK has been made a strategic partner of the award-winning Exporting is GREAT campaign.

The aim of the partnership is to accelerate growth among British businesses and will include:

  • Joint research and insight sharing to identify UK businesses who are considering exporting or are ready to export to international markets
  • Joint digital initiatives to drive traffic to the government’s hub for international trade advice great.gov.uk
  • Joint export events across the UK to promote international trade
  • Collaborating to develop potential products and services to support UK businesses to prosper internationally

GS1 UK helps businesses grow through standardising their supply chain processes, allowing them to export internationally. Ranging from product barcodes to patient wristbands, GS1 UK helps companies increase their visibility, grow their networks by guiding them towards the right barcode identifiers and product information and connect them with multinationals and market opportunities.

Gary Lynch, chief executive officer of GS1 UK, said:

“We share DIT’s desire to support and showcase innovative British businesses and there is a natural synergy in what we both do. Demand for British products remains high around the world and we want to help give companies the leg-up they need to take advantage of the wealth of opportunities internationally.

“We are proud to be part of DIT’s Exporting is GREAT campaign and that they recognise us a key conduit to international trade. We look forward to continuing to bang the drum at home and abroad that Britain is very much open for business.”

The supply chain standards organisation has long supported the UK government department’s work, following signing an official memorandum of understanding (MOU) in December 2017 to formalise the collaboration. The partnership comes as the campaign steps up its ambition to create an exporting movement that encourages and informs UK businesses to take advantage of international export opportunities in order to accelerate scale-up growth.

Conrad Bird, Director of Campaigns and Marketing at DIT, said:

“We are proud and delighted to be working with GS1 as a strategic partner for our exporting campaign. They, like the Department for International Trade, are fully committed to supporting UK exporters and we look forward to seeing this partnership grow over the coming months.”

The campaign puts real exporters at the heart of its messaging by building an Export Champion Community, over 1,300 businesses that feature in the campaign’s advertising, PR and social media content and form a nationwide network to advise SME’s and lead by example.

More than a quarter of the Export Champion Community are currently GS1 UK members. Exporters can join the community by visiting www.great.gov.uk/community.

GS1 UK itself has more than 39,000 members across more than 25 sectors, of which 95% of these members are small and medium businesses. 

Chris Lilley, Managing Director of GS1 UK member Lilley’s Cider, said:

“As consumer demand for our products has grown, we’ve realised the importance of being able to supply companies with a globally recognised system. Introducing GS1 barcodes has allowed us to trade on a larger scale, enabling us to supply major companies that rely on future-proof systems.

“The combination of GS1’s global barcodes and the support provided by DIT has facilitated Lilley’s successful expansion and the business now exports to Europe and beyond. Recent introductions effected by GS1 UK following an event in the Czech Republic initiated discussions with potential buyers as well as the British Chamber of Commerce in Prague.

“This demonstrates the cohesion of GS1 and DIT’s partnership which, from first-hand experience, I know can be utilised by SMEs looking for support and advice.”

The not-for-profit organisation’s recent Buying British report found that domestic entrepreneurialism continues to flourish, with 84% of new joiners in 2018 coming from the SME subset.

-ENDS-

About GS1 UK

GS1 UK is just one of 114 neutral and independent GS1 organisations operating worldwide. From product barcodes to patient wristbands, GS1 standards have been transforming the way we work and live for more than 40 years.

Whether online, in store or in a hospital, the common language of GS1 global standards is helping our community of more than 39,000 organisations across Britain to uniquely identify, describe and track anything, creating greater trust in data for everyone.

www.gs1uk.org

@GS1UK

About the Department for International Trade (DIT)

The Department for International Trade (DIT) acts to secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.

As an international economic department, the DIT are responsible for:

  • bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed
  • delivering a new trade policy framework for the UK as we leave the EU
  • promoting British trade and investment across the world
  • building the global appetite for British goods and services

Exporting is GREAT – the UK Government’s most ambitious export-focused marketing campaign ever – aims to build a nationwide movement of companies selling their products and services overseas. The campaign, led by the Department for International Trade (DIT), aligns with the Government’s Export Strategy which sets an ambition to grow the UK’s overseas sales as a share of GDP from 30% to 35% by:

  • encouraging and inspiring businesses that can export but don’t or are just beginning,
  • informing businesses; helping them access the right information, advice and practical assistance,
  • connecting businesses to overseas buyers, markets and each other, and
  • ensuring no viable export fails for lack of finance or insurance from the private sector.

The Exporting is GREAT campaign supports this ambition by focusing its objectives on increasing the number of companies that: believe they can export, know where to go for export support, take action towards exporting, and intend to start (or have started) exporting. It acts on DIT insight and aims to change companies’ export-related attitudes and behaviours by sharing informative, practical and inspirational content, via a wide range of integrated channels.

https://www.great.gov.uk/

@tradegovuk

DIT Brexit Readiness Event/Gulf Roadshow

DIT Brexit Readiness Event/Gulf Roadshow

Events that may be of interest to our members

  • DIT’s Brexit-readiness events for exporters – Starting earlier this week, there are 100 events around England covering topics such as the impact to supply chains, changes to regulations and contracts, where to find tariff information, and what companies might need to speak to customers/employees about. Attendees will leave the event with a personalised plan of actions to take to prepare for Brexit. (BEIS are holding similar events, but they are not targeted specifically at exporters (although exporting is covered). They take place across the UK. Find out more here.)
  • DIT Gulf Roadshow – Taking place from 14 to 17 October in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and London, the roadshow is aimed at experienced exporters in education/training, healthcare, life sciences, infrastructure, creative industries and tech. Senior experts from Gulf Cooperation Council markets will share their experience and insight into winning business in the region.

Registration/contact details are included on the relevant webpages.  If you have any questions regarding the Exporting is GREAT campaign in general, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

How to comply with REACH chemical regulations

How to comply with REACH chemical regulations

Page summary
How to comply with the EU’s REACH chemical regulations when you’re using, making, selling or importing chemicals in the EU, and how to prepare for a no deal Brexit.

Change made
Added link to the process maps collection

Time updated
10:28am, 18 September 2019

EU Settlement Scheme Toolkit and BEIS Brexit Readiness Roadshows

EU Settlement Scheme Toolkit and BEIS Brexit Readiness Roadshows

The Home Office’s EU Settlement Scheme Employer Toolkit is at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-employer-toolkit

BEIS is running a sequence of Brexit Readiness Roadshows – this will be a moving target to some extent as events will be added and removed as time goes on so it’s worth checking more than once if you’re interested either for yourselves or your members – the site is https://registration.livegroup.co.uk/brexitbusinessreadinessevents/

BEIS are also happy to cohost events with member TAs or run co-hosted webinars/similar.  If that’s something you would like to do please contact Ryan.Diggory@beis.gov.uk and he will steer you appropriately.

Brexit Business Readiness Forum

Brexit Business Readiness Forum

BEIS are pleased to confirm that the next Brexit Business Readiness Forum will be held at BEIS in the Conference Centre and broadcast via Webex at 2:15pm Thursday 19 September. (To confirm this is the next forum after 12 September).

  • If you would like to sign up to the forum and attend in person, please register here. The password is Autumn.
  • If you are unable to attend in person and would like to participate remotely with the forum via Webex, please register here. The password is Autumn. The Webex details will be sent out the morning of the forum to only those registered via this link. Please note you will only be able to dial in using a laptop or desktop.

BEIS will be doing forums on a weekly basis once again and will send across all of the details as soon as we can, the majority will be on a Thursday 2:15pm-3:30pm.

EU Exit Business Readiness Weekly Bulletin

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Brexit Business Readiness Weekly Bulletin  

Issue 33: 23 September 2019

Introduction

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.  This Bulletin aims to provide you and your networks with important information from Government and rally businesses to get ready for Brexit.  

Brexit Business Readiness Events

As part of its new ‘Get ready for Brexit’ campaign, the Government is running a series of free business readiness events across the UK during September and October.

These free events will offer businesses help and advice on how to prepare for Brexit, enabling them to meet with government advisors to discuss what they need to do, understand what’s changing in their industry, and get information on specific rules and regulations.  Each event will feature interactive support and advice stands and in-depth sessions led by subject matter experts. They will encourage businesses to use the new checker tool to quickly identify what they need to do to ‘Get ready for Brexit’.

Please share this with your members and to find out more and book, visit Brexit Business Readiness Events.

BRO Grant

Top Line

On 29 August, Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced a £10m Business Readiness Fund for business organisations and trade associations to bid for support to help companies prepare for a ‘No Deal’ Brexit ahead of 31 October. For further information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/business-secretary-launches-10-million-brexit-readiness-fund-for-business-organisations

Detail

The Business Readiness Fund is still open to business organisations and trade associations throughout the UK to support activity to fully prepare businesses for Brexit.

Activities funded by the grants must be open to both members and non-members, and to businesses large and small preparing for Brexit on 31 October. This will ensure all businesses will benefit and that there are no barriers, such as affordability of membership.

Applications for grants will be accepted up to Monday 30 September and further information and application details can be found  at https://businessreadinessfund.beis.gov.uk . Funding will have to be used on activities to be completed ahead of 31 October in order to ensure they are focused on Brexit preparations.

For any queries please contact us at businessreadinessfundenquiries@beis.gov.uk

Brexit Business Readiness Forum

Our next forum will be on Thursday 26 September, further details have been sent to relevant organisations under a separate cover.

We would really like to hear from you if there are any particular topics you would find useful for our upcoming forums. Please share your thoughts with us via sed@beis.gov.uk.

British Library Webinars

We are working with the British Library to produce a series of webinars to help prepare businesses for Brexit. The first webinar will be next Monday 30th September at 2pm covering he regulation of manufactured goods covered by the “New Approach” (i.e. mostly CE marked goods) in the event of no deal. Topics covered will include CE and UKCA Marking, Notified Bodies, conformity assessment, importer duties and declarations of conformity, and there will be the opportunity to ask questions.

All details can be found here and the link will be live from 1:30pm on Monday 30th September.

HMRC Helpline and Guidance

On Monday 16 September, HMRC launched the EU Exit Import and Export Trader Helpline for traders and hauliers importing from / exporting to the EU after October 31.

The helpline number is 0300 3301 331. Lines will be open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Please make your members and stakeholders aware of this support line.

Please see attached other guidance produced by HMRC to help prepare businesses.

SME Leaflet

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have produced a leaflet for SMEs to help them prepare for leaving the EU. You can find it here or attached.

Internal Markets

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is working with Treasury on practical ways to ensure goods and services circulate freely within the four nations of the UK, post EU Exit.  (The project complements work being led by Cabinet Office to develop common frameworks that support collaboration in specific policy areas between the Devolved Administrations and UK Government.)

In order to ensure businesses and consumers are well represented as part of this work, we would like speak to businesses to understand how changes within the UK internal market could impact their members post EU Exit.

We’re interested in:

  • Whether your members’ businesses interact with businesses based in other UK nations?
  • Whether you have any experience of managing different UK country specific regulations within your members’ supply chains?
  • Would any regulatory divergence impact the flow of goods/people/services within your members’ domestic supply chains?
  • What interaction would you like with government to raise and address any issues?

Recent Announcements

Regulations

The Department for Health and Social Care have produced guidance for businesses supplying medicines and medical devices about plans for a ‘No Deal’ Brexit. Update – information on the more flexible approach suppliers can now take to help ensure the continuity of medical supplies following Brexit. It is a summary of the advice in the government’s 26 June 2019 letter to suppliers, presented as actionable guidance. Businesses supplying medicines and medical devices: preparing for Brexit

DEFRA have produced guidance on how to comply with the EU’s REACH chemical regulations when you’re using, making, selling or importing chemicals in the EU, and how to prepare for a no deal Brexit.  Update – Added link to the process maps collection How to comply with REACH chemical regulations

IPO and BEIS have produced guidance on changes to trade mark law in the event of no deal from the European Union. Update – Changes to trade mark law in the event of Brexit without a withdrawal agreement updated. Changes to trade mark law in the event of Brexit without a withdrawal agreement.

NEW –  Department for Health and Social Care have produced guidance on what providers and commissioners of healthcare services can do to manage the risks of a no-deal Brexit. How healthcare providers can prepare for Brexit

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have produced guidance how conformity assessment bodies will be affected when the UK leaves the EU. Update – Updated to confirm that notified bodies who become approved bodies will keep the same 4-digit number as they have now. Conformity assessment bodies: status after Brexit

Importing and Exporting

NEW – HMRC have provided guidance if you’ve chosen to account for import VAT on your VAT Return in a no-deal Brexit.  Complete your VAT Return to account for import VAT in a no-deal Brexit.

NEW – HMRC have provided guidance if you’re a VAT-registered business find out when you can account for import VAT on your VAT Return for goods brought into the UK in a no-deal Brexit. Check when you’ll need to account for import VAT in a no-deal Brexit.

DEFRA and the Animal and Plant Health Agency have created IPAFFS as the UK’s new notification system for importing animals and animal products. Update – Revised page to explain more about what IPAFFS is – page will be updated when IPAFFS is open for registration and when any new import processes are confirmed. Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS).

HMRC have created resources to help Brexit preparations. Update – Page updated to include two documents: ‘How to import goods from the EU into the UK through roll on roll off (RoRo) locations after Brexit’ and ‘How to export goods into the EU through roll on roll off (RoRo) locations after Brexit’. HMRC Brexit communications resources

NEW – DEFRA and the Food Standards Agency have published promotional material on the way you import to and export from the EU will change after Brexit. These flowcharts explain the new processes for meat and dairy products. Farmers and food producers: steps to export meat and dairy to the EU after Brexit

NEW – DEFRA have published promotional material on the way you import to and export from the EU will change after Brexit. These flowcharts explain the new processes for chemicals. Chemical exporters: steps to export chemicals to the EU after Brexit

NEW – DEFRA have published promotional material on the way you import to and export from the EU will change after Brexit. These flowcharts explain the new processes for exporting live animals. Farmers and livestock exporters: steps to export live animals to the EU after Brexit

NEW – DEFRA have published flow charts for the way you import to and export from the EU will change after Brexit. These flowcharts explain the new processes for certain goods and products. Flowcharts for import and export processes after Brexit

DEFRA have produced guidance on what you’ll need to export animals, products of animal origin and animal by-products in a no-deal Brexit. Update – Added link to the process maps collection. Exporting animals and animal products in a no-deal Brexit  

NEW – HMRC have produced guidance to find alternative offices of destination or departure when moving goods under Common Transit Convention through the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel in a no-deal Brexit. Moving goods through the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel using common transit

NEW – HMRC have produced guidance regarding the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel cannot process ATA Carnets, so find out where to go when moving goods with an ATA Carnet in a no-deal Brexit. Moving goods through the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel with an ATA Carnet

NEW – HMRC have produced guidance regarding the Port of Holyhead cannot process ATA Carnets, so you’ll need to go to Roadking Truckstop when moving goods with an ATA Carnet in a no-deal Brexit. Moving goods through the Port of Holyhead with an ATA Carnet

NEW – DEFRA have produced guidance on the movement of horses and other equines. Updated guidance on the movement of equines in a no deal scenario

DIT have produced guidance on UK trade agreements with non-EU countries in a no-deal Brexit. Update – Updated after signing of UK-Japan exchange of letters on mutual recognition of conformity assessment. UK trade agreements with non-EU countries in a no-deal Brexit

NEW – DEFRA have published guidance on what you’ll need to export animals, products of animal origin and animal by-products in a no-deal Brexit. Exporting animals and animal products in a no-deal Brexit

VAT Changes

NEW – HMRC have produced guidance to help you find out how to claim VAT refunds from EU member states after Brexit. Claim VAT refunds from EU countries after Brexit

NEW – HMRC have produced guidance to help you declare sales and pay VAT if you sell digital services to EU customers, by registering for VAT or VAT MOSS in an EU member state. Pay VAT when you sell digital services to EU customers after Brexit

Accounting

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have produced guidance on how companies incorporated in the UK, or where the parent company is incorporated in the UK, can comply with UK accounting and reporting requirements after Brexit. Update – Increased visibility of calls to action. Removed information about what EEA companies need to do after Brexit. This information has been moved to a new guide. Accounting for UK companies after Brexit

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have produced guidance on ow EEA companies and groups with a presence in the UK can comply with UK accounting and reporting requirements after Brexit. Update – moved information from the general accounting after Brexit guide. Increased visibility of calls to action. Accounting for EEA organisations after Brexit

Food and Drink

DEFRA have produced guidance what you need to do to prepare your food and drink business for a no-deal Brexit. Update – Added link to the process maps collection. Prepare your food and drink business for a no-deal Brexit

Food Standards Agency has produce guidance on how to find out how businesses that hold or seek authorisations for GM food or feed or animal feed additives, or export animal feed to the EU, will be affected if there is a no-deal Brexit. Exporting GM food and animal feed products if there is a no-deal Brexit

Business Support

Triage Tool

GOV.UK has an online checker tool to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Businesses can use the Checker 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 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.

Ministry of Defence (MOD)

The defence sector and preparing for Brexit

There may be changes that affect businesses, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Please see details from the defence sector and preparing for Brexit here.

Wolverhampton Brexit Workshop

Join our Wolverhampton​ workshop to create a business action plan

This is a practical session to help exporting businesses in Wolverhampton prepare for Brexit – sign up now

When and where?
Location: Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre, Coxwell Avenue, Wolverhampton WV10 9RT
Date: 11 October 2019
Time: 09:00-14:00

Why attend?
The Government is accelerating Brexit preparations so that it is ready to leave the EU on 31 October. This is one of a series of DIT events to help you prepare for Brexit.

What will I learn?
You’ll leave the event with a personalised action plan covering:

  • paperwork needed to continue exporting
  • impact to supply chains
  • changes to regulations and contracts
  • where to find tariff information, commodity codes and duty rates
  • what you might need to speak to customers and employees about
  • moving goods across borders
  • business travel to the EU
  • providing services to EU clients
  • how to treat personal data

Who is this event for?
All exporting businesses, particularly those exporting to the EU. There are several events like this running across the country- you can see the full list here.

Please note places are limited and offered on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is required.
Sign up here

In case you can’t make it

See the full list of events here