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

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 resources

London Growth Hub factsheets

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:

London Growth Hub webinars

The London Growth Hub has published a series of practical videos to help businesses prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period.

Selling online

What does it mean to be outside the EU?

Human resources

Preparing for a new commercial environment


Trade in goods

Trade in services

Trade in digital services

General Data Protection Regulation


Food and drink


Hospitality and tourism

Tech, creative and fashion

Professional services




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

In July 2020, the UK Government launched a major new Transition public information campaign called “The UK’s new start: let’s get going” to give everyone the facts that they will need to be ready for 1 January 2021. A straightforward checker tool at will quickly identify the specific steps any business or individual needs to take to be ready.

The Government has also announced:

  • Controls will be placed on the movement of goods between Great Britain and the EU, with new border controls being introduced in three stages up until 1 July 2021. Details can be found in the Border Operating Model.
  • Further details on the new points-based immigration system from 1 January 2021.

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Leaving the EU - the UK's tariff regime

On 19 May 2020, the UK Government published details of the UK’s new tariff regime, the UK Global Tariff (UKGT). The UKGT will enter into force on 1 January 2021, replacing the EU’s Common External Tariff (CET) at the end of the transition period. It will apply to imports coming into the UK from countries we do not have a trade agreement or other preferential arrangements with.

The new tariff is tailored to the needs of the UK economy. It will support the country by making it easier and cheaper for businesses to import goods from overseas from 1 January 2021.

Read more about the UKGT at

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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