Posted: Thu 14th Jan 2021
With the UK's formal separation from the EU now completed, read the latest Brexit advice for small businesses and find out how to connect with experts who can help. We are keeping this post updated with the latest news and guidance.
Access the Enterprise Nation Brexit Advice Service for the latest guidance, connections to experts and the chance to ask questions.
These are key articles which we're keeping updated:
Members of the Enterprise Nation business adviser community are ready to help you with Brexit issues. Here are some examples:
Syed Ali, Smile Cargo
Gary O'Reilly, SME Comply
Michelle Ward, Indelible IP
Mike Wilson, Go Exporting
Sabine Sayer, Vendigital
Sam Ballard-Robinson, Falsum Customs Consulting
The government's main Brexit advice website is at www.gov.uk/transition
Key sections include advice on:
Answer questions to get personalised advice here.
The government is also running webinars:
Exporting: Actions you need to take now: Register here.
Trader responsibilities when using an intermediary: Register here.
What are customs import declarations? Register here.
Importing: Staged controls and how to prepare to use them: Register here.
The government has videos covering trading with the EU here.
The government has provided useful flow chart guides with step-by-step instructions for exporting and importing goods to and from the UK.
Businesses selling products to the EU need to comply with several changes. That includes using the new UKCA marking on packaging which replaces the CE mark for UK businesses selling businesses in Great Britain. The Office for Product Safety and Standards has published a guide with a summary of the changes.
If you've got a Brexit experience to share or you have a specific question about the impact of the UK's EU exit on your business, we want to hear from you. We will use our government contracts to try and get you an answer.
We're also looking to share stories of small businesses dealing with Brexit on the Enterprise Nation blog and in the media.