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Updated Brexit Support

Following the backing of Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Bill in December, the UK officially left the EU on 31 January - however challenges and opportunities will undoubtedly remain for business.

We have put together a package of Brexit support focusing on helping businesses so that they are prepared for the changes, challenges and opportunities that Brexit will create. 

Listed below is regularly updated information, tools, and advice for you to consider depending on your business needs and requirements. 

Open consultation - The UK Global Tariff

The Department for International Trade is preparing the UK’s first independent tariff policy in almost fifty years. This Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff will enter into force on 1 January 2021. 

The consultation offers you the opportunity to provide views on a potential series of amendments to the Common External Tariff to create a bespoke UK tariff- specifically: simplifying and tailoring the UK Global Tariff policy, removing tariffs on goods imported by UK businesses to manufacture other goods, and where the UK has zero or limited domestic production

Find out more about the UK Global Tariff Consultation.

HMRC - Letters to businesses about trade arrangements

HMRC has released letters to VAT-registered businesses trading with the EU and/or the rest of the world highlighting actions they need to take before the end of the transition period.

You can view the letters here.

Brexit Checklist - updated January 2020

The BCC has updated their Brexit Checklist for business, to help prepare for the coming months.

This checklist has been prepared in response to research on business preparation, and in response to member queries and the information available from the Government. These are steps that all businesses of all sizes can take now to start planning ahead. You can download the Checklist here.

Download Brexit Checklist.

Brexit Readiness Events

The Chamber runs a varied, diverse and extensive range of business training programmes and events, that take place throughout the year across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. These continue, even after the UK formally leaves the EU.

With Brexit and everything associated with it still embedded into the thinking of businesses, the Chamber has adapted its training and events programme accordingly to reflect the needs of the businesses in which we are engaged with. This may take the form of dedicated Brexit programmes and events, or it may mean adding Brexit-relevant elements to existing models, such as International Trade courses.

For a greater understanding of the Chamber’s comprehensive Brexit-related activity, as well as the events and training we run associated with it, please see below and follow the links for current activities or contact the Policy or International teams on 0333 320 0333 or email or

To view latest FREE Brexit Readiness events, please click here.


Training courses relating to Brexit

We run a variety of training courses throughout the year to help businesses stay up to date with the latest legislation and issues which may affect them.

These courses will help businesses to manage the upcoming changes and help them to prepare for any legislation change.

For all upcoming International Trade courses, and to understand how these can assist your Brexit as we exit the European Union, please click here.