Brexit FAQs

Find answers to some of the most common questions that businesses have about Brexit.

The transition period – the period during which the UK and EU negotiated additional arrangements for Brexit – ended on 31 December 2020. New rules around trade, travel and business for the UK and EU came into effect on 1 January 2021.

You can find the latest government advice on what to do now the transition period has ended in the ‘Preparing for Brexit’ section of this website.

As there will be new rules for businesses from 1 January 2021, import tariffs may change. You can find official guidance from the UK Government at GOV.UKLink opens in a new window.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) websiteLink opens in a new window has guidance on the action you may need to take.

Requirements for travelling to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein changed from 1 January 2021. There are now more things to do if you’re travelling for business – for example:

  • going to meetings and conferences
  • providing services (even with a charity)
  • touring art or music

Read more about these extra business requirementsLink opens in a new window

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has maintained that delays are inevitable now the Brexit transition period has ended. It also says that although hauliers know what they have to do, they haven’t yet received guidance from the Government on how to do it.

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