Brexit - advice for your business

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

The EU has agreed an extension to delay Brexit until 31st January 2020 at the latest and can take place at an earlier date if the recently agreed withdrawal agreement passes through parliament before that date.

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 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.

Latest updates - 30/10/19

The business Brexit helpline provides free advice on where businesses can find information and guidance to prepare for Brexit.

Telephone: 0300 2000 900 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm).

For information about importing and exporting goods after Brexit, contact the Brexit imports and exports helpline.  The EU Settlement Resolution Centre helpline is also available for individuals and businesses who need help or information about the EU Settlement Scheme.

Extensive guidance on how your business can prepare for Brexit is available at

HMRC Helpline

HMRC has launched the EU Exit Import and Export Trader Helpline for traders and hauliers importing from / exporting to the EU after Brexit.

The helpline number is 0300 3301 331. Lines are open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Please make your members and stakeholders aware of this support line.

Guarantee for EU funding

The Cabinet Office have produced guidance about how to submit information about projects which may be eligible under the UK government’s guarantee for EU funding. Register as an organisation getting funding directly from the EU

TechNation has issued guidance for tech businesses in case of a no-deal Brexit. You can read it here

The Government has issued information booklets on a range of topics to help businesses prepare for Brexit.

Click on the links below.

Receiving goods from the EU.

Exporting or transporting goods from the UK to the EU.

Providing services to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Get Ready for Brexit leaflet

How to export goods through roll-on roll-off locations

Exporting goods into the EU

Importing goods from the EU

EORI mythbuster

Trader checklist

Transporting goods between the UK and the EU

Livestock flowchart

Animal origin meat and dairy flowchart 

  1. Process maps for exporting your goods after Brexit

The process maps on how to export your goods to the EU are now available to view and download on GOV.UK.

  1. Risk analysis process

The FSA has published information on their risk analysis process, as well as guidance for businesses on submitting regulated products for authorisation if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

The following information is available on


  • Health and Identification Marks

Businesses that use health and identification marks on products of animal origin (such as meat and dairy) are reminded to check the changes that will need to be made to the marks after Brexit.

Please visit (updated 13 September) for the latest guidance to help your business prepare.

  1. Importing and exporting wine if there’s a no-deal Brexit

The guidance for wine importers and exporters has been updated with information about wines from Chile, Australia and the United States (updated 20 September)

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

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