Brexit - Business Advice for BID Members
British Chamber of Commerce
The UK’s impending departure from the European Union will bring change for businesses of every size and sector. While some companies are already planning for the challenges and opportunities ahead, Chambers of Commerce believe that all firms – not just those directly and immediately affected – should be undertaking a Brexit 'health check', and a broader test of existing business plans. Time spent thinking through the changes that Brexit may bring to your firm could yield real dividends in future. There are steps that businesses of all sizes can take now to start planning ahead, and you can check them out here.
Click here to access an Employer Toolkit suitable for businesses that employ EU nationals, covering key details of the EU Settlement Scheme, information and materials with which to support affected staff and their families.
Brexit Business Resource Hub
The London Growth Hub and the Mayor of London have launched the Brexit Business Resource Hub to bring together resources to help firms plan, and map areas of their business affected by Brexit.
FSB advice for small businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses also has advice specifically for SMEs. Click here to see how they might be able to assist you.
HM Revenue & Customs
A useful list of VAT rules for UK businesses trading with EU countries affected if the UK leaves the EU without a deal can be found here, including detailed instructions on completing the European community sales list. They have also updated their guidance regarding bringing goods intended for business into or taking goods out of the UK in baggage or a small motor vehicle.
Food and Beverage Businesses
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has updated guidance regarding preparing food and drink businesses for a no-deal Brexit. Read more here.
International Road Haulage
The Department for Transport and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have updated guidance regarding international road haulage.