There are new rules for businesses doing business with the EU from 1 January, and you need to take action now.
For English businesses, the Business Support Helpline can help you identify the actions you need to take. The government has published a list of brexit helplines organised by theme and key actions for businesses.
Keep your business moving: Brexit checker
Doing business with Europe has changed. You need to follow new rules on exports, imports, tariffs, data and hiring.
You can also use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions.
£20 million SME Brexit Support Fund
The £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund provides support to small businesses. It helps them to adjust to new customs procedures, rules of origin, and VAT rules when trading with the EU.
Eligibility: The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000. To be eligible, your business has up to 500 employees, and no more than £100 million annual turnover.
SMEs who trade only with the EU can apply for grants of up to £2,000. These can be used to pay for training and professional advice to ensure they continue trading effectively with the EU.
See the full guidance on how you can use the grant, who can apply and how to apply.
OxLEP Post EU Transition webinars
Businesses based in Oxfordshire can benefit from a range of webinars produced by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP). Led by experienced advisors, these online seminars are designed to help your business operate after Brexit.
Webinar topics include:
- Value added tax (VAT) in a post-EU landscape
- Routes to market - how to navigate in the post-EU landscape
- Keep your business moving - what Oxfordshire SMEs need to know about the EU exit
These webinars are part of an EU transition business-readiness support programme. They are funded by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy.
The end of the transition period has had implications on all types of business. Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and the British Chambers of Commerce continue to help businesses plan for the future. They offer an additional point of contact for transition related queries, advice, extensive training and can supply the correct documentation.