Brexit FAQs

The most commonly asked questions surrounding the EU Exit

Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Business has published guidance for small businesses

Useful Webinars

A list of webinars (upcoming and pre-recorded) about trading with the EU

UK-EU Trade Co-operation Agreement

A summary explainer of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

British Chambers Explainer

The British Chambers of Commerce has published guidance on changes to how the UK will trade from January 2021

Expert Local Advice Available

The support is being made available by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the region’s three Local Enterprise Partnership (LEPs) to offer businesses access to the expert advice they will need to take advantage of the new trade deal and tackle some of the challenges it raises.

A Message from BCGH

At the end of 2020, we wrote a personal message for local businesses to highlight the seriousness of making sure your business is prepared to proceed in the post-brexit environment. Read the full message below to find out more information and useful links.

GOVUK Guidance

Doing business with Europe has changed. You need to follow new rules on exports, imports, tariffs, data and hiring.

Checker Tool

Use the Brexit checker tool to get a personalised list of actions for your business

EU Settlement Scheme

More than 3.5 million applications to the EU #SettlementScheme already and there’s plenty of time left to apply. Home Office support services and application routes have all now fully reopened in line with public health guidance. #SettledStatus

Agreements reached between the UK, Northern Ireland and the European Union

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement and other agreements below are provided for information only. No rights may be derived from them until the date of application. The numbering of the articles is provisional.

Trade Tariff Tool

Find out how to use the Trade Tariff tool to get the right commodity code to classify your goods.

Useful Links for Directors

Links to advice from Government departments to help directors adjust their organisations to the end of Brexit Transition.

Intellectual Property

Key information for customers and users of IP about how the IP system and the Intellectual Property Office will operate after the end of the transition period.

Customs Checking

Check duties and customs procedures for exporting goods

Customs Grant Scheme - Deadline Extended

HMRC is investing a further £16 million in its grant programme to fund employee training and IT improvements for customs intermediaries, traders and hauliers that make customs declarations. The deadline has now been extended to 31st January 2021 but the programme is close to completion. Find more information at the link below and then get in touch with our team who will help you complete your application!

EU Exit: ID Document Check app

Home Office support services and application routes have now all fully reopened in line with public health guidance. This includes the reopening of the postal route for submitting identity documents for applicants who are unable to use the EU Exit: ID Document Check app to verify their identity.

Immigration System

The UK is introducing a points-based immigration system from 2021.

Trade with the UK

Look up tariffs, taxes and rules to trade with the UK

Get in touch

If you have concerns about the EU Exit transition period affecting your business, please get in touch with our team

0300 770 2245