Brexit advice for businesses

It makes sense for businesses to prepare for different Brexit scenarios. For advice for your business, just answer a few short questions at the UK Government’s business readiness website to help understand how leaving the EU may affect your business and what you can do to get ready.

The official Brexit website provides the current advice on:

  • employing EU citizens
  • importing, exporting and transporting
  • operating in the EU
  • regulation and standards for goods and products
  • using personal data
  • european and domestic funding
  • intellectual property
  • energy and climate
  • public sector procurement.

Given Kent’s proximity to continental Europe, 2 areas of particular interest to Kent businesses are:

Trading with the EU after Brexit

If your business trades with the EU you'll need to register online for an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number.

HMRC have written to all businesses who trade with the EU to explain how Binding Tariff Information (BTI) will change after Brexit.

Read a guide to changes at the UK Border.

There is unlikely to be any change to UK laws on food, product safety or consumer rights when the UK leaves the EU. Food businesses that export to the EU will need to meet EU importation requirements. Find out how Brexit affects food businesses.

Read government guidance for exporters of animals, animal products, fish, shellfish, crustaceans and fishery products on how to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

Employing EU citizens

Support your employees through their application for settled status using the guide for employers with EU staff on GOV.UK.