Brexit Business Resource Hub

London has been clear that it will always remain open. However, we know that businesses are unsure about how they can be best prepared for the impact of the UK leaving the EU on 31 January 2020.

After 31 January, there will be a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. During the transition period, current rules on trade, travel and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply.

To support you, the London Growth Hub and the Mayor of London have launched this new online portal. It brings together key resources from a range of partners to help your business understand and prepare for the end of the transition period.

This page will be continually updated with the latest news, factsheets, developments and events so your business has access to all the information it needs to get ready for 2021.

Workshops and events

London Growth Hub Build your business’ resilience workshops and 1-2-1s

Our free workshops are designed to help businesses remain resilient and find new opportunities to sustain and grow, even during times of economic uncertainty.

Join us to explore how leaving the EU, a changing global economy and local consumer insights could result in changes for your business – and how you can get ahead of the competition.

Our workshops are best suited for sole traders, small or medium sized businesses looking to provide their clients, investors and employees with the assurance that they can and will continue to trade in a changing economic landscape.

To find out more and register to attend a workshop click here.

External events

Upcoming events taking place across London:

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Events from our Growth Hub Cluster

The London Growth Hub is currently working together with the SELEP and Hertfordshire Growth Hubs to deliver collaborative advice and support to businesses across all areas.

If you are based in the SELEP area and interested in attending events to help your business understand the implications of leaving the EU, please click here.

If you are interested in attending events in the Hertfordshire area, please click here.

London Growth Hub factsheets

Key topics

Factsheets and guides brought to you by the London Growth Hub to help you understand what decisions have already been made, future activity, how it might affect your business and find out what you can do to prepare your business for the impact of the UK leaving the EU:

Factsheets and guides to support businesses operating in the following sectors:

External resource directory

Support for your business

Business organisations across the UK have published a wide range of resources to help business prepare for and navigate any changes as a result of the UK leaving the EU, including:

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Employing and managing staff

Useful resources to help businesses understand the implications of leaving the EU on employing and managing staff include:

  • Home Office guidance for EU, EEA and Swiss frontier workers who want to continue working in the UK
  • The Settled Status Scheme will enable EU nationals who have lived and worked in the UK for five years to apply for settled status and live in the UK permanently.

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Support for importers and exporters

There is a wide range of support and guidance available to help importers and exporters take steps to prepare for leaving the EU and the end of the transition period. Useful resources include:

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Data protection

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published a range of resources to help businesses understand the impact of leaving the EU on data flows and data protection. Guidance covers a range of topics including:

  • How to keep data flowing after the end of the transition period
  • How will personal data continue to flow after the end of the transition period
  • Changes to data protection

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Intellectual Property (IP)

It is important that business owners take steps to protect their intellectual property after the end of the transition period. Useful resources include:

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Leaving the EU - the transition period

The UK Government has launched a new website to help businesses prepare for the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. Support includes:

  • Advice on the steps businesses can take now to prepare for the end of the transition period.
  • An online tool to help businesses understand how leaving the EU could impact their business once the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

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Sector specific support

Press releases and articles

Press releases and articles

This page will be continually updated with news, factsheets and events delivered in London, to help you and your business prepare.

To help us understand your needs and priorities we would love to hear from you. Please complete our short survey via the link below to help us, and our partners, develop business support activities to support your business.

You can also call Government’s national Business Support Helpline on 0300 456 3565 to speak to an adviser about any questions you have about how your business will be affected by Brexit.


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