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BUSINESS BREXIT HELP LINE

This is a single helpline that will direct calls to the appropriate government department or one of our existing BEIS helplines (the Enquiry Unit, the Business Support Helpline, and the Office for Product Safety and Standards Contact Centre).

The helpline will be open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and is planning to be open on the two weekends after Brexit date, subject to capacity.

 

Call: 0300 2000 900

 


  

E-GUIDES

 

We’ve compiled three Guides to help businesses understand the changes to Rules of Origin, Tariffs and Customs Declarations in the event of a No-Deal Brexit. The British Chambers of Commerce do not want to see a messy exit from the EU, but believe businesses should prepare for all scenarios. The Guides help you learn what these changes are, how they apply to you and what might be different.

 

 

 

  

 


  

BREXIT IMPLICATIONS FOR PRIVATE AND COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS

 

Thank you to Sutton Winson for providing advice regarding the implications for personal and business insurances in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

  

 


 

 NO- DEAL GUIDANCE DASHBOARD - SEPTEMBER 2019

 

The UK Government has advised firms to prepare for a ‘no-deal’ exit from the European Union. In order to plan for that unwelcome possibility, firms of all sizes and sectors need to understand exactly what conditions they will face and how to prepare their operations to be ready for day one of the UK’s departure. 

 

 

 


 

BREXIT: KEY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS FOR A 'NO-DEAL' SCENARIO

 

Businesses do not want a messy and disorderly exit, but with a ‘no-deal’ scenario still possible, firms need clear and precise answers to the many questions this would pose for their business. The British Chambers of Commerce has campaigned strongly for official government guidance – and we have, where possible, welcomed the technical notices, partnership packs and other details of ‘no-deal’ planning published by the UK Government as a result.

 

 


 

 PREPARING FOR EU EXIT

 

The Government has launched a new hub for no deal Brexit information. It has dedicated sections for businesses, individuals, UK nationals in the EU and EU nationals in the UK.

 

 


 

BREXIT AGREEMENT FAQS

 

On 14 November the UK and European Commission jointly published an updated version of the draft Withdrawal Agreement (WA) and outline Political Declaration (PD). These documents represent the agreements reached by the UK's and EU's negotiating teams.

 

Following the publication of the Withdrawal Agreement, the BCC has put together a FAQ on the agreement and the likely next steps in the process.

 

Our priority is to assess the implications of these proposals, working closely with Chamber business communities across the UK.

 

 


 

BUSINESS BREXIT CHECKLIST

 

Brexit involves a lot of uncertainty - and many firms need to continue to think prudently about how the changes ahead may affect their operations. The Chamber Network's Business Brexit Checklist offers a helpful starting point, particularly for those firms that have not already begun to plan.

 

We hope this proves a useful tool for you!

 

 


 

BREXIT: Risk Register

 

All across the United Kingdom, businesses are seeking answers to the practical questions they face over the UK’s pending departure from the European Union.

 

For Chamber member companies, the ultimate test of any Brexit deal is whether it delivers clarity. Answers to practical questions – rather than endless debates over institutional and constitutional arrangements – are what firms of every size and sector need in order to take decisions, invest and prepare for the future.

 

 


 

PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS FOR ANY CHANGES TO RECEIVING PERSONAL DATA FROM THE EU

 

If your organisation shares personal data with organisations in the European Economic Area (EEA), you will need to take steps to ensure you continue to comply with data protection laws if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

 

 


 

DEFRA

 

DEFRA are keen to speak to members involved in import and export of animal products about Brexit preparedness. Please let us know if you would be interested in speaking to DEFRA about their Brexit concerns and preparations.

 


 

Latest Whitepaper - update on Brexit

 

Brexit through the looking glass

 

Click here to view the full report

 

By MoneyCorp

 


  

International Trade & Brexit

 

Preference and Non-Preference Certificates of Origin – No Deal Contingency Planning

 

The British Chambers of Commerce and Sussex Chamber of Commerce continue to work to avoid a messy and disorderly exit from the European Union. However, businesses need answers they can base decisions on, no matter the outcome. This includes the trade documentation to prove origin.

 

Should the United Kingdom reach a withdrawal Agreement with the EU, then the existing documents that Sussex Chamber of Commerce currently issues to exporters will continue to be used throughout any period of transition.

 

As part of our contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit, our colleagues at the British Chambers of Commerce have worked closely with HM Revenue and Customs and Department of International Trade on the revised format of preference and non-preference certificates of origin.

 

In the event of a no-deal Brexit we have made preparations to enable us to provide exporters with continuity of service through the issuance of revised ‘United Kingdom’ documentation.  

 


 

Further resources

 

The Government has also launched a new hub for no deal Brexit information. It has dedicated sections for businesses, individuals, UK nationals in the EU and EU nationals in the UK.

 


 

Why you need an EORI number

 

An EORI is for businesses which undertake the import or export of goods into or out of the EU.  An Economic Operator Registration and Identification number is required by HMRC to allow you to:

 

  • trade goods into or out of the UK
  • submit declarations using software (or to give to your agent to make these declarations on your behalf)
  • apply to be authorised for customs simplifications and procedures

 

www.gov.uk/guidance/customs-procedures-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-without-a-deal

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, you’ll need an EORI number to continue trading with the EU after 31st October 2019.

 

Chamber Successful Campaign!

 

The Chamber network has successfully campaigned to simplify trade procedures. Now government will automatically issue EORI numbers to businesses that are VAT-registered. This will allow traders to prepare for change. For non- VAT-registered businesses, you will still need to register for an EORI number.

 

Get started here: http://bit.ly/EORI-number

 

 

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