Brexit – latest resources & guidance for SMEs

With Brexit talks ongoing, it’s important to prepare your business for all eventualities. The government and other organisations continue to issue advice for small business owners. To save your time searching, we’ve brought together the top Brexit resources from around the web.

Government advice by industry

The gov.uk website should be your first port of call. You can find specific guidance for your sector or business type. You can find the full list here, but here are some of the key pieces:

  • Guidance for the consumer goods sector including information on import/exports, employees and regulations and standards. Click here.
  • Guidance for the professional and business services sector including information on employees, operating in the EU, and the use of personal data. Click here.
  • UK businesses trading with the EU will need a UK EORI number to continue trading if the UK exits the EU without a deal. Click here.
  • Preparing to use the new UKCA mark (relevant to those products that have been using the CE mark). Click here.
  • Food labelling changes after Brexit. Click here.
  • Using personal data after Brexit. Click here.
  • Intellectual property after Brexit. Click here.
  • Operating in the EU after Brexit. Click here.
  • Regulations and standards for product manufacturers after Brexit. Click here.
  • A simplified customs procedure if Britain leaves without a deal. Click here.

The Federation of Small Businesses Brexit Pack

The FSB have put together a Small Business Brexit Pack covering everything from the withdrawal agreement to end state scenarios. The online guide also has plenty of practical advice for business owners.

Chambers of Commerce Brexit Resources

A good way to check you’re researching the right areas, the British Chambers of Commerce have some brilliant checklists and easily scannable documents that can guide you:

Enterprise Nation Brexit Advice Service

Enterprise Nation are also offering a Brexit Advice Service for SMEs with a handy tool that walks you through questions about your business step-by-step to recommend the resources you should read.

How to guides on YouTube

Tired of reading? HMRC have put up a host of handy guides on YouTube with some great advice. You can find them all here. Some of their most popular are: