Brexit FAQs

The most commonly asked business questions surrounding the EU Exit

Business Finance Finder

We have collaborated with Finpoint on this Business Finance Finder Tool, but please ensure you contact our business support team in the first instance for finance support so that we can make sure this is the correct next step for your business.

How to Export Goods (Tool)

Department for International Trade’s Check How to Export Goods online tool, where you can find information on the UK border, and duties and customs procedures for over 160 markets around the world.

Customs Declaration

You must declare any goods you send to the EU, providing details about what you’re sending and what it’s worth, using a customs declaration form. You can get a customs intermediary to help you do this.

VAT Guidance

VAT guidance about the conditions for zero-rating VAT on the goods you export, and what you should do when you export goods in specific circumstances.

On Demand Videos

View the new on demand videos which focus on priority topics for businesses, such as exporting.

UK-EU Trade Co-operation Agreement

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

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.

Get in touch

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

0333 070 5805