Brexit transition

There are new rules if you are doing business with the EU after 1 January 2021. 

Transition helplines

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. 

View helplines

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 list of actions specific to your needs.

Use Brexit checker

£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 expert advice to ensure they continue trading effectively with the EU.

View support fund

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

View webinars

These webinars are part of an EU transition support programme. They are funded by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy.

Brexit resources

The end of the transition period has had impacts 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 documents.

See Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce