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Is your business ready for changes at end of the year?

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Created by North East Growth Hub (North East Growth Hub), 17th November 2020

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Is your business ready for changes at the end of the year?  

The transition period is ending on 31 December and there will be no extension. The UK will no longer be part of the EU Customs Union and Single Market. This means that, regardless of whether we reach a free trade agreement with the EU, there will be new rules for businesses from 1 January 2021 which require immediate action.

Your business needs to act now to prepare for these new rules. If you do not take action, there is a risk your business operations will be interrupted. 

As a first step, you should visit gov.uk/transition where you can use the checker tool to quickly identify the actions that your business needs to take. The checker tool will ask you questions about your business and provide all the information you need to be aware of such as new rules on:  

Importing and Exporting  

Moving goods to and from Northern Ireland including Trader Support Service  

Travelling abroad for work  

Hiring staff from the EU   

You can help prepare your businesses for the new rules by using a number of support mechanisms provided by the Government:  

  • Sign up to receive updates on the specific actions you need to take once you’ve used the  checker tool at gov.uk/transition  
  • Sign up to receive the regular Business Readiness Transition Bulletin – an email newsletter providing information on major announcements and recently published guidance 
  • Watch the BEIS webinars that set out specific advice on how the following sectors can prepare for 1 January 2021: aerospace, automotive, chemicals, consumer goods & retail, construction, infrastructure & housing, electronics & machinery, metals & other materials, life sciences, and professional business services.  Sign up for upcoming live events and also access the webinars on demand here.  

    Find more information to help your business prepare in our UK Transition toolkit.

Find out more about preparing your business for EU Exit

visit ourBrexit Transition Toolkit

North East Growth Hub (North East Growth Hub)

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