Brexit Hub

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

After 31 January 2020 there will be a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.

The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.

You, your family or your business can take some actions now to prepare for 2021.

*Please note that where materials refer to precise timelines for policy these may be subject to revision as events unfold. Our analysis does not cover changes to EU legislation or regulations that will apply to the UK whilst the UK 1) is a member of the EU or 2) going through a transition period.

Tools and Checklist

GOV.UK: Online tool to help identify areas you need to address in a No-Deal Brexit – Triage Tool


A visual checklist highlighting areas that you might need to be addressed and evaluates the information quality – BCC Brexit Checklist Dec 19

HMRC: A visual checklist for businesses that buy or sell to the EU – HMRC Checklist

Withdrawal Agreement & Political Declaration

BCC: Handling Data During Brexit – Resource

BCC: How Will Brexit Affect Our Borders? – Resource

BCC: Maintaining Access To Skilled Employees During The Transition Period – Resource

BCC: Regulations And Standards – Resource

BCC: Trading Through Brexit – Resource

BCC: What Brexit Means For Financial Services And Arrangements – Resource

BCC: What Brexit Means For European Funding Arrangements – Resource

BCC: What Brexit Means For VAT – Resource

What you can do now

Actions you can take now that do not depend on negotiations.

Preparing your business

If you move goods into or out of the EU, you must get an EORI number.
You should also decide how you want to make customs declarations and whether you need to get someone to deal with customs for you.

Staying in the UK if you’re an EU citizen

Check if you need to apply to the settlement scheme if you or your family are from the EU, or from Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.
Check what you need to do to stay in the UK

Living and working in the EU

Living and working in an EU country depends on the rules in that country. You may need to register or apply for residency. You should check that you’re covered for healthcare. You may also need to exchange your UK driving licence for a licence issued by the EU country where you live.
Check what you must do in the country where you live

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