Brexit guidance for businesses

The UK is expected to leave the EU at 11pm on 31 October 2019. Leaving the EU means your business may need to prepare for change.

Below is guidance for businesses on key points regarding Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? This is a summary of information issued by central government. Further advice is available from the central government.

You can also access information from the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) website, or you can get in touch with SHDC’s Economic Development Team to discuss the general support available for your business.

To access the latest information, you can sign up for email updates from central government.

Settlement Scheme for employers

If you’re an employer, the Government has produced an Employer Toolkit to help you explain the EU settlement scheme to employees. The toolkit contains a range of ready to use leaflets and posters. You might also find information from trade organisations or bodies such as the Federation for small businesses useful.

Employing EU citizens

See guidance from central government about changes to the movement of people, settled status and qualifications.

Exporting and importing

HM Revenue and Customs have provided guidance materials that explain how to manage importing and exporting in the case of a no-deal Brexit. The contents cover customs, excise, VAT and regulatory changes. No-deal technical notices provide guidance on more specialist areas. An online tool is available to identify information that is most relevant to your business.

Food standards

The Food Standards Agency has also produced produced guidance on preparing your business for leaving the EU.

GDPR Personal Data

There are potential impacts on international transfers of personal data, or for data hosted in the EEA, in the event of a no-deal. More details are available from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), or from the central government website.