Preparing for EU exit - BEIS update

11 Jan 2019 04:10 PM

An update on EU exit preparations by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, as a responsible government we are preparing for all scenarios and in December 2018 Cabinet agreed to accelerate the next phase of no deal planning.

What is BEIS doing to prepare businesses?

The government is taking the steps to prepare for the UK leaving the European Union and is working to ensure that businesses have the information they need to prepare. As well as regular and ongoing engagement with research institutes, businesses, and business and trade representative groups to discuss their priorities and concerns, we have taken forward significant preparations including:

What do businesses need to do now?

If you run a business you can access information on a range of measures you may need to take in order to prepare, including the guidance available in the event of no deal. These notices will be regularly updated with the latest information.

Government has launched the business readiness website which includes a tool to enable you to find out:

Other sources of information are available for businesses including from business representative organisations and trade bodies.