Brexit advice for businesses

It makes sense for businesses to prepare for different Brexit scenarios. To get advice for your business, just answer a few short questions on the UK Government’s business readiness website. It will help you understand how leaving the EU may affect your business 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 after Brexit

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.

It is unlikely that there will 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 and animal products on what you need to do to from 1 January 2021.

Employing EU citizens

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