EU Exit

EU Exit  

The EU Exit Transition Period is the central site for guidance aimed at businesses and individuals who want to know about the affects of leaving the EU.

The UK has left the EU.

There is now 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.

Brexit: New rules are here

Check for barriers to trading and investing abroad including things that could slow down, stop or raise costs for UK companies doing business in a specific country


How we Support Local Businesses

Business Resilience Programme

This programme aims to ensure that businesses in the East Midlands are informed and prepared to deal with any challenges that may result from the UK’s departure from the European Union, as well as to help them spot and capitalise upon opportunities that may result.

The Programme offers a range of services to businesses:

Building Business Resilience

  • Getting Ready Briefings

  • Making Sense of the Next Steps seminars

  • Sector Opportunity Briefings and Workshops 

  • One-to-One Support

Click here to view upcoming Business Resilience events

Business Resilience Programme Partners

The RESTART Programme

The RESTART programme, run by The Export Department, provides a mixture of coaching and 'hands-on' support, uniquely tailored to participating businesses as they prepare to resume trading.

The aim of RESTART is to ensure that local businesses not only emerge more resilient from this crisis but are also optimally equipped to capitalise on the opportunities presented to them once the ‘green light’ is given and business can resume.

The programme consists of a mix of webinars and one to one support which can be found here

The SME Brexit Support Fund

The SME Brexit Support Fund provides grants of up to £2000 to businesses with up to 500 employees and no more than £100m annual turnover. 

There are two types of grants: 

Grant for Training:

  • How to complete customs declarations
  • How to manage customs processes and use customs software and systems
  • Specific import and export related aspects including VAT, excise and rules of origin  

Grant for Professional Advice: Helping your business meet its customs, excise, import VAT or safety and security declaration requirements. 

Applications will close on 30th June 2021 or earlier, if all funding is allocated before this date.

More details on SME Brexit Support Fund, here

Download the below flyers for EU Transition Information:

General Guidance

Sector Specific Guidance

Business Resilience Programme

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EU Transition

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Latest Brexit News

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EU Exit Events

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EU Exit Support Helpline

A dedicated enquiry line for all your EU Exit enquiries....
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British Chambers of Commerce - EU Exit

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East Midlands Chamber EU Exit Checklist

An EU Exit Checklist has been issued by East Midlands Chamber to help businesses consider the changes that the EU......
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ICO Brexit Support

Guidance and resources to help businesses and organisations better prepare for data protection compliance after a no-deal Brexit....
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Open to Export

An online forum and resource for exporters from the Institute of Export and International Trade....
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EU Exit Import and Export Helpline

EU Exit Import and Export Helpline will primarily support traders and hauliers who have questions about goods crossing the UK/......
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BBC 10 Key EU Exit Terms

The BBC has prepared a simple guide relating to the 10 Key Terms for the EU Exit....
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RESTART programme

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HM Revenue and Customs

HMRC offer a range of support for exporters. Companies new to trading overseas will find HMRC’s Guide to exporting......
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SME Brexit Support Fund

Funding towards the costs of training and/or professional advice, to help you with changes to trade rules with the......
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