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BREXIT Readiness

Don't get left Behind!

Business Planning is an integral part of any successful business.
With the 29 March drawing closer, Brexit planning should form part of your business strategy.

Solent LEP has created a range of resources for Solent based business to access utilising the expertise from a range of strategic partners. These resources include: 

  • The Solent Brexit readiness pack is available to download here.  Within the download you will find a range of commonly asked questions with links to useful resources. 
  • A series of Brexit advisory masterclasses whereby you can hear from industry experts on topics such as Financial Management, Market Diversification, Trusted Trading and government support. To register your interest in attending one or more of these events please click here for registration. 
  • Online Business diagnostic assessment - coming soon. 
  • Our Annual Conference this year is called Countdown to Brexit. Speakers will consider technical and other business-based advancements happening across the Solent region, and how corporate resilience will be key in the future. To find out more and to book to attend register here
  • We want to hear from you. In the context of the national debates taking place over coming weeks, and the potential changes that might impact businesses, we are supporting the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to seek information from local businesses, partners and others to help shape the priorities for UK businesses, ahead of whatever outcomes may arise.  Click here to complete the survey. 

Below we have captured the latest key updates, opportunities and guidance from local and national partners. 

The Preparing for EU Exit website is the central site for guidance aimed at businesses and individuals. Find a link here 

An online tool has been developed for businesses to help them prepare for an exit from the EU. It asks businesses 7 questions about operation areas and pulls together guidance from across Government related information in relation to your circumstances.  Complete the online assessment tool HERE 

HM Revenue and Customs has published a number of guides to customs processes that will apply in the event of a No Deal Brexit.  Individual documents cover a range of subjects including general importing and exporting from EU and non-EU countries as well information for specific activity such as courier and postal services, tour operators, alcohol sales, haulage, shipping and forwarding.

The Customs Training and IT Grants Scheme has opened to help support training and IT improvements for customs intermediaries and traders that complete customs declarations.

The Brexit Deal Explained is a website launched by the Government to explain the Withdrawal Agreement in terms of economy, jobs, security, free trade, businesses and borders.

The Government website carries information on a range of subject areas likely to be affected by Brexit.

Brexit Checklist has been issued by The British Chambers to help businesses consider the changes that Brexit might bring and to assist with planning at both operational and Board levels.

British Chambers of Commerce have published a list of FAQs on the withdrawal agreement.  View a copy of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

The Open to Export website is an online information service from The Institute of Export & International Trade includes FAQs on Brexit

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