Transition advice for businesses
The UK has now left the single market and customs union and there are steps that your business needs to take to meet the new rules.
Get a personalised checklist for your business by answering a few short questions on the UK Government’s transition web page. It will help you understand the changes that came into force on 1 January 2021 and what you need to do.
Given Kent’s proximity to continental Europe, 2 areas of particular interest to Kent businesses are:
- trading goods with the EU
- employing EU citizens.
Brexit support fund
The UK Government has announced a £20million SME Brexit Support fund to help small businesses with changes to trade rules with the EU.
Traders will be able to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to pay for practical support for importing and exporting.
The fund will help businesses to prepare for the implementation of import controls which come into force from April and July 2021.
Check, change, go
Get a personalised checklist of actions for your business by answering a few short questions on GOV.UK.
Trading goods with the EU
On 1 January 2021, the process for importing and exporting goods changed. Make sure your business is ready.
Employing EU citizens
The way you hire from the EU has changed. Find out what you need to do to employ EU citizens.