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UK Exit from EU: Guidance and Resources

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is issuing regular Business Readiness Bulletins that will provide important information from Government, to help our members prepare for UK’s exit from the EU. Please make use of the resources provided to find out how you can prepare during the transition period.     

Written Ministerial Statement on UK negotiations with the European Union

The Prime Minister on Monday 3 February 2020, laid a statement in the House of Commons that sets out the Government’s proposed approach to the negotiations with the EU about our future relationship. Further details on this and other trade negotiations will be made available, as the process develops. 

Actions you can take now that do not depend on negotiations 

After 31 January 2020 there will be a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK and EU negotiate a Canada-style free trade agreement. This link provides a list of actions of what you can do now, all transition period information and the opportunity for you to sign up to email alerts about the transition period. 

Business Readiness Forum

The next forum will be a webinar on Thursday 6 February 2020. Further details will be sent to relevant organisations under a separate cover. Please share your thoughts, feedback or topics you would find useful with BEIS via   

Recent announcements

  • The UK is introducing a points-based immigration system from 2021. The Home Office has created this page which will be updated with the latest information about the new-points based immigration system. You can also sign up for email alerts. New immigration system: what you need to know.
  • The Department for International Trade have published guidance to help you find out which trade agreements with non-EU countries are in place during and after the transition period. UK trade agreements with non-EU countries.
  • The Intellectual Property Office has produced guidance covering the impacts on UK right holders, businesses, cultural heritage institutions and consumers. It is not legal advice. Changes to copyright law from 1 January 2021