Brexit planning needs to be a priority within your business and as we get closer to the end of the year, more information should become available. Until the time comes, it is best to plan to be flexible.
As an SME you will have the advantage of being able to respond to change more swiftly than large organisations. Good information and responsive planning is essential at this stage.
We have previously published an article detailing 10 key actions to consider in preparation but there has since been more information released from the Government to help prepare businesses within the UK.
Below you will find several links and documents which will provide a wealth of information regarding Brexit.
About the UK border
The UK government has 3 key objectives for the UK border: maintaining security, facilitating the flow of goods and people, and protecting revenue.
The border is a highly complex system with shared responsibility from both the public and private sector.
The UK government is responsible for security checks, passport controls, customs controls on goods and compliance/safety controls (for example, on agrifoods, chemicals, consumer goods, and dangerous goods).
Ports, airports, freight forwarders and customs agents are responsible for border facilities, the handling of goods crossing the border and associated digital services.
We will be updating this page as new information becomes available, in the meantime if you have concerns about your business or if you’re looking for further information, please do get in touch with our team