Transition advice for businesses

The UK is leaving the single market and customs union at the end of the year, so there will be steps that your business needs to take regardless of the outcome of negotiations.

To get a personalised checklist for your business, answer a few short questions on the UK Government’s transition web page. It will help you understand how things may change on 1 January 2021 and what you can do to get ready.

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

Trading with the EU from January 2021

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

You should also decide how you want to make customs declarations and whether you need to get someone to deal with customs for you.

Employing EU citizens

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