Brexit Hub

The Chamber Network is focused on the practicalities of Brexit for business communities across the UK.

As the UK approaches its departure from the EU, its crucial that businesses are doing all they can to prepare for the future. We have put together resources to help businesses plan for the change.

Over the last three years, Brexit has contained numerous twists and turns in Westminster and Brussels. In that time, we have focused on getting answers to practical questions about future trading conditions and evaluating what the political process actually means for critical business issues.

Preparing For Brexit

Is your business looking for advice on preparing for Brexit? Learn how we can help firms plan for the future.

Since the EU referendum in June 2016, business communities across the UK have faced unprecedented levels of uncertainty about trading conditions in the future. While the final outcome of the Brexit process remains unclear, we are encouraging companies of all sizes and sectors to consider how they may be affected.

See below a number of resources that will help you and your business.


Local Information

Making A Success Of Brexit – PDF Download
This report sets out how Brexit could unfold across the key sectors of Kent and Medway.

Ready On Day One: Brexit Border – PDF Download
This report sets out a detailed plan to ensure that the Channel Ports will be ready on day one to avoid gridlock and meet the Brexit Borders Challenge.


Checklists

BCC Business Brexit Checklist – PDF Download
The checklist has been prepared in response to BCC survey findings, which suggest that a significant number of firms are either watching and waiting – or taking no action at all.

EU Regulatory Regime – Government (.Gov) Resource
UK Government Brexit technical notices on regulation have been published for a number of sectors.

Government Brexit Hub – Government (.Gov) Resource
Use the information on the Government website to find out how to prepare and the steps you may need to take.


International Trade

Authorised Economic Operator For Imports And Exports – Government (.Gov) Resource
There are a number of duty relief schemes available to UK businesses.

EU Trade Agreements With Third Countries – Resource Hub
The UK Government has indicated its intention to secure the benefits of existing EU trade agreements with other countries.

Tariffs On UK-EU Trade – Resource Hub
The British Chambers of Commerce has been advocating for zero tariffs on trade between the UK and the EU after Brexit.

VAT Registration In The EU – Resource Hub
If you trade in goods and decide to hold stock in an EU country for supply to your EU customers, you will need to register for VAT in that country.


No-Deal Brexit Information

Contracts Review – Government (.Gov) Resource
Some of the terms in existing contracts may no longer be relevant post Brexit, or may raise legal or practical questions in future.

Food Labelling Changes After Brexit – Resource Hub | PDF Download
If the UK leaves the EU without a Brexit deal on 12 April, there will be changes that affect your food and drink business. Find out how you can prepare.

Guidance For The Farming Sector – Resource Hub | PDF Download

Guidance For The Food And Drink Sector – Resource Hub | PDF Download

Guidance For Intermediaries – Resource Hub, Video | PDF Download

Guidance For Hauliers – Resource Hub, Video | PDF Download

Guidance For Pharmaceuticals – Resource Hub, Video | PDF Download

Guidance For Retail – Resource Hub, Video | PDF Download

Guidance For The Agriculture & Food Industry – Resource Hub, Video | PDF Download

Guidance For The Arts, Sports & Culture – Resource Hub, Video | PDF Download

Guidance For The Automotive – Resource Hub, Video | PDF Download

Guidance For The Chemicals Sector – Resource Hub, Video | PDF Download

Import VAT – Resource Hub
With the UK’s exit from the EU, in the event of no deal, the UK will introduce postponed accounting.

Implications For Business And Trade – PDF Download
This document explains the Government’s latest assessment of the implications for business and international trade in the UK, if it leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March.

No Deal Brexit Briefing Pack – PDF Download
This pack provides a high-level guide to customs processes and procedures that are likely to apply in a ‘no deal’ scenario.

Partnership Pack: Preparing For A ‘No Deal’ EU Exit – PDF Download
This pack provides a high-level guide to customs processes and procedures that are likely to apply in a ‘no deal’ scenario.

Prepare To Drive In The EU After Brexit – Resource Hub
In the unlikely event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March 2019, commercial drivers will need extra documentation to drive in the EU and EEA.

Rules Of Origin In UK-EU Trade – Government (.Gov) Resource
UK Government technical notices on EU FTAs if there’s no Brexit withdrawal agreement.


Staff and Workforce

Future Staffing Requirements – Resource Hub
There will be changes to the UK’s immigration regime.

Workforce And Future Skills Needs – Resource Hub
The Home Office has published an Employer Toolkit which covers the key details of the EU Settlement Scheme


Other

ABI Urges Firms That Are Stockpiling To Check Their Insurance Cover – Resource Hub
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is urging companies who are stockpiling goods and raw materials ahead of Brexit to check that they remain fully insured.

Brexit Readiness: Manufacturing Barometer (Autumn 2018-19) – PDF Download
The proportion of manufacturers anticipating growth in their business is significantly down, with Brexit.

CMA’s Role After Brexit – Government (.Gov) Resource
Information for businesses on the CMA’s role after Brexit.

ICO Brexit Advice – Read The Blog
The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, set out in a blog how the ICO is helping businesses, particularly SMEs, prepare for a possible no deal Brexit.

Intellectual Property – Resource Hub
It is unclear whether trademarks registered in the EU would be applicable to the UK in the future.

Potential Delays At UK/EU Border – Resource Hub
With potential customs checks between the UK and the EU, there may be delays at the border.

Prepare Your Business For Leaving The EU – PDF Download
The following information will help you understand how leaving the EU may affect your business.

The European Union (Withdrawal) (No5) Bill – Resource Hub
A Backbench Bill was tabled on April 3 by Yvette Cooper MP and Oliver Letwin MP to attempt to mandate the Prime Minster to extend Article 50 by a period of time requested by Parliament.

UK/EU Customs Checks – Resource Hub
As a ‘third country’, UK exporters to the EU after Brexit may in future be required to make customs declarations.

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