Brexit - Business Advice for BID Members

With Britain set to leave the EU at the end of this month, we have put together a handy bulletin of useful links provided by the British Chamber of Commerce and Lambeth Council, which should provide clarity on the impact it could have on your businesses, specifically if we leave without a deal

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.

Employer Toolkit

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.


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