Leaving without a deal
The Government has published guidance on how to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with a no deal, including downloadable guides that explain the changes that are likely to apply to customs processes and procedures, and what immediate and recommended actions businesses can take to prepare.
The Government has also published an online guide detailing key areas businesses need to be aware of in order to keep trading with the EU if there's no deal.
HMRC’s Online Customer Forum also contains information and questions from other businesses that you may find helpful.
Visit the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) no deal preparations hub for further guidance and to understand the impact of no deal for businesses.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a series of guides to help businesses understand Rules of Origin, Tariffs and Customs Declarations in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The guides provide an overview, with more detailed information the BCC website.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) business checklist outlines a variety of areas that could impact businesses. These considerations reflect a no-deal Brexit, but may also be relevant in other scenarios.
Checklists and additional information
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have published guidance to help businesses prepare for Brexit including importing and exporting and VAT changes. Find out more: www.gov.uk/brexit
A getting ready for Brexit webinar discusses five key areas business must be aware of to keep trading goods when the UK leaves the EU, including applying for a EORI number, preparing to make customs declarations, transitional simplified procedures and paying customs duty, VAT and excise.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have published a leaflet for SMEs to help prepare for leaving the EU. Find out the actions you can take now to help prepare here.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has produced a downloadable Brexit for business checklist to help businesses consider the changes that Brexit may bring, and to help business planning at both operational and Board levels.