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Action to take after the Brexit transition

Now the UK has left the EU Customs Union and Single Market, businesses must adapt to the new rules.

Now the transition period with the European Union (EU) has ended, businesses need to focus on practical considerations, cope with new rules and any disruption that could affect them.

Businesses that do this should be in a stronger position to take advantage of the opportunities that Brexit offers.

Visit the Government's Brexit transition pageLink opens in a new window, where you can use the checker tool to quickly identify the actions that your business needs to take.

The tool will ask you questions about your business and provide all the information you need to be aware of, such as new rules on importing and exporting, moving goods to and from Northern Ireland, travelling abroad for work, and hiring staff from the EU.

Post-Brexit frictions for businesses

The UK Government is urging businesses to prepare for certain post-Brexit challenges when trading. Learn more about the issues your business must consider.

Brexit: Government resources for businesses

Curated content from the Government on changes around Brexit. Find information on importing and exporting, living and working in the UK, and business travel.

Your Brexit checklist

Now the transition period with the EU has ended, you need to know what the changes mean for your business. Here’s a 10-point checklist.

Brexit news and analysis

A selection of useful resources for the most up-to-date and sector-specific Brexit news.

Reviewing your supply chain

Assess your supply chain to limit the risk of disruption and to give yourself the best possible cash position.

Dealing with working capital problems

You should ensure your business has sufficient working capital to cope with tougher trading conditions.

Brexit FAQs

We answer some of the most frequently asked questions from businesses about Brexit.

How to export to new markets

Developing your export business requires a wide range of skills. Learn more about how to boost your exports while coping with Brexit and COVID-19.

The UK Government has produced guidance for businesses on how to deal with the Brexit transition.

It includes action that you can take now, with the UK having left the Customs Union and Single Market on 31 December 2020. Use the transition checker tool at opens in a new window to identify the specific steps for your business.

Devolved administrations

You can also obtain information from the devolved administrations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.


The Scottish Government websiteLink opens in a new window has information to help businesses in Scotland.

Northern Ireland

Invest NI, Northern Ireland’s regional economic development agency, has produced information for NI businesses regarding the Brexit transitionLink opens in a new window.


The Welsh Government has created a portal to provide Brexit informationLink opens in a new window for businesses in Wales.

Government resources for businesses

There are new rules from 1 January 2021.

Answer a few questions on the Government’s Brexit transition pageLink opens in a new window to get a personalised set of actions for your business.

If you import goods from the EU, from 1 January 2021 you’ll need to change your processes.

Visit GOV.UKLink opens in a new window to find step-by-step instructions and advice on putting together an action plan.

If you export goods from the EU, from 1 January 2021 you’ll need to change your processes.

Visit GOV.UKLink opens in a new window to find step-by-step instructions and guidance on creating an action plan.

EU citizens and their family members (including children and non-EU citizens) need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue to live, work and study in the UK beyond 30 June 2021.

The way you hire from the EU is also changing to a points-based immigration scheme.

Find out what that means for you and your employees through the links below.

The Government has outlined what action you need to take regarding data protection and data flowsLink opens in a new window with the EU/EEA now the transition period has ended.

The page will be updated if anything changes.

Regional support

Enter your postcode to find business support and case studies from businesses within your region. You'll be taken to our interactive map.

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