Brexit - advice for your business

This page offers advice and resources to businesses following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

The government has reached an agreement on a six-month extension to the Brexit process with the EU to October 31st 2019. During this time, we will remain a member of the EU. In light of the extension, government departments will continue to prepare for all Brexit scenarios.

The government's new Get Ready for Brexit website has a simple  tool for businesses to search for relevant information by sector and status, identifying actions to take to make sure your business is prepared.

Get ready for Brexit workshops

10 Get ready for Brexit workshops are happening across the East region, each running from 11:30 - 13:30 followed by a networking lunch. Find your local event below:

  • 17th September: Cromwell Hotel, Stevenage, SG1 3AZ
  • 18th September: Elton Furze Golf Club, Peterborough, PE7 3TT
  • 24th September: Wyboston Lakes, Wyboston, MK44 3AL
  • 26th September: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD
  • 1st October: Dunston Hall, Norwich, NR14 8PQ
  • 2nd October: Mulberry House, High Ongar (nr. Chelmsford), CM5 9NL
  • 9th October: Fielder Centre, Hatfield, AL10 9TP
  • 10th October: Poets House, Ely, CB7 4EY
  • 17th October: Lynford Hall, Thetford, IP26 5HW
  • 23rd October: Colchester Football Club, Colchester, CO4 5UP

Latest government updates - 20/08/19

Importing and Exporting 


Professional and Business Services

EU Funding

  • The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy together with UK Research and Innovation have published guidance on how Horizon 2020 funding will be affected if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Horizon 2020 funding after Brexit.


Business readiness

Working with government departments, the LEP held a Brexit Workshop in Norwich in July 2019 to help prepare businesses for Brexit.  At the event, departments presented an overview of key issues that businesses may face and actions they can undertake.  The topics covered are listed below.  Please click on each topic to open the presentation:

Bespoke advice for your business

Government has produced a seven-point business tool to help find the exact guidance documents relevant to your business, based on factors including size, activity, industry sector.

Preparing your business for a 'no-deal' Brexit

Businesses are encouraged to prepare for a 'no deal' Brexit. The LEP is providing support for businesses and Government has set out information to assist businesses preparing for a no deal through:

Sectoral updates

Government has published the following guidance for sectors

UK Border update: 14 February 2019

Government is producing regular newsletters with the latest EU Exit information relating to UK borders, including explainer videos, guidance on imports and exports, food labeling, pesticides and a range of other topics. Read the newsletter here.

Government Department updates


Guidance from business intermediaries

We're gathering evidence to help support business

We are keen to hear from businesses of all sizes and sectors across Norfolk and Suffolk regarding your Brexit preparations and how Brexit might impact your business or supply chain, both positively or negatively. All information you provide will be treated in strict confidence and only shared externally with your explicit consent.

Please provide us with comments on whether Brexit will impact your business