Brexit Business Resource Hub

London is the best city in the world in which to do business and the Mayor of 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 Brexit.To support you, the London Growth Hub and the Mayor of London have launched this new Brexit Business Resource Hub. It will bring together key resources from a range of partners to help you with business planning, supporting you to map areas of your business with potential exposure to Brexit.

This page will be continually updated with news, factsheets and events in London, to help you and your business prepare while we await more information on how Brexit will be implemented.

When the implications of Brexit become clearer, we will also deliver a series of events and online guides that will support your business.

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 activities to support your business.

If you would like to receive updates from us regarding Brexit and our future programme of support please complete the form at the bottom of the page to sign up to our mailing list.

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Navigating Brexit workshops

The London Growth Hub is running a series of free workshops specially designed to help London’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) Brexit-proof their business.

The 3 hour face-to-face sessions will equip businesses with the tools to anticipate changes and understand how Brexit will impact on their business activity and their industry.

Workshops will be delivered across London, with some sessions tailored to specific sectors.

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

London Growth Hub resources

Factsheets and guides brought to you by the London Growth Hub to support your business:

  • Preparing for Brexit: Read the London Growth Hub’s factsheet to find out what you can do to prepare your business for Brexit.
  • Brexit – What we know so far: Factsheet from the London Growth Hub helping you to understand what decisions have already been made regarding Brexit, future activity and how it might affect your business.

External resources

There are many resources out there to support you and your business with Brexit:

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Brexit events

Upcoming Brexit related events taking place across London:

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News

Press releases and articles

Preparing for a no-deal Brexit

  • Providing services to EEA and EFTA countries after Brexit (updated on on-going basis)
    The Government has published guidance for businesses that provide services to countries in the EEA and EFTA post-Brexit.
  • Brexit advice published for businesses (updated on on-going basis)
    The Government has published a range of advice packs to help prepare businesses for the UK exiting the EU, along with information about contingency planning in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The advice packs cover customs, excise and VAT, employing EU citizens and European funding. The Government has also published a toolkit which provides businesses with advice and support across a number of sectors including tourism, construction and retail.
  • No-deal Brexit advice published for businesses (updated on on-going basis)
    The Department for Exiting the European Union has published updated guidance for businesses explaining what their legal obligations are in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The guidance covers topics including EU funding, exporting, transport, business regulations, consumer rights and workplace rights.
  • Data protection and Brexit (updated on on-going basis)
    The Information Commissioner’s Office has published guides and resources to help organisations prepare for data protection after Brexit.
  • No-deal Brexit customs procedure (4 February 2019)
    The Government has confirmed that VAT-registered businesses importing goods from the EU must register with HMRC to benefit from simplified customs procedures in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • No-deal UKCA product safety mark (4 February 2019)
    The Government has published guidance on the new UK product safety mark that may be used for certain goods placed on the UK market.
  • Government encourages range of industries to prepare for chemical use in the event of a no-deal EU exit (23 January 2019)
    The UK Government has issued guidance to businesses that use chemicals on the actions they should take now to minimise any disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit. UK businesses that manufacture or import chemicals from the EU will have to register those chemicals onto a new UK regulatory system if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
  • Amazon warns UK sellers to prepare for no-deal Brexit disruption to deliveries (22 January 2019)
    Online marketplace Amazon has warned UK sellers that a no-deal Brexit could temporarily prevent them from selling their goods to buyers in other countries.
  • Millions of EU citizens can apply for settled status for free (21 January 2019)
    EU citizens living in the UK can now apply for “settled status” which will allow them to live permanently in the UK. The Government planned to charge a £65 application fee, but has now scrapped the charge. Employers should encourage all staff members who are non-UK EU nationals to apply to the scheme before the cut-off date.
  • BEIS confirms new legislation before UK leaves EU (11 January 2019)
    The Department for Business (BEIS) has outlined what it is doing to help businesses prepare for a no-deal Brexit. BEIS has confirmed that it will continue to engage on a regular basis with research institutes, businesses, and business and trade representative groups to discuss their priorities and concerns. It has also confirmed that it will pass 57 new pieces of legislation before the UK leaves the EU to ensure businesses can operate without an interruption.
  • Data protection and Brexit – ICO advice for organisations (13 December 2018)
    The Information Commissioner’s Office has published new information to help businesses, particularly small and medium-sized firms, prepare for a no-deal Brexit.
  • HMRC advises EORI may be needed to trade with EU (4 December 2018)
    HMRC has advised that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, UK businesses will need to register for an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number to continue to export or import goods within the EU. An EORI number will also be required to apply to be authorised for customs simplifications and to submit import and/or export declarations. However, an EORI will not be required if a business only imports or exports goods to or from Ireland across the land border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. Currently an EORI number is only required by UK businesses that import or export goods to or from countries outside of the EU.
  • Impact of ‘no-deal’ Brexit on data protection (13 September 2018)
    DCMS has published new guidance to help UK organisations prepare for changes to data protection in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. The guidance outlines the steps business and other organisations should take to ensure the continued flow of personal data between the UK and the EU if a deal isn’t agreed. It also confirms that there would be no immediate changes to UK data protection standards, and that the Data Protection Act 2018 and principles of GDPR would continue to apply.

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.

 

Complete our Brexit survey

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