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Updated Brexit Support

The Brexit process has now come to a close. The UK's seperation from the EU will still see a period of change for businesses. 

We have put together a package of post-Brexit support focusing on helping businesses so that they can prepare for the challenges and opportunities of the next few years. 

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

EU-UK Trade and cooperation agreement analysis: January 2021

The BCC has put together a summary of the key points from the new UK-EU Trade deal from a business perspective.

The summary covers people, visas, trade, borders, NI-GB arrangements, data, Regulations, Standards and the ‘level playing field’, tax, funding, services and final provisions.

You can download the summary here

Brexit Checklist

The BCC has an updated Brexit Checklist for business. Although the transition period has now ended, this is still a useful tool for businesses to make sure they can look at areas they can control. Keep an eye on our News pages to make sure you get all of the latest information.

Download Brexit Checklist.

Customs Grant Scheme

The Customs Grant Scheme has been set up to help businesses prepare for new customs arrangements from 1 January 2021. This includes supporting businesses who trade with the EU to undertake training to improve their understanding of customs requirements and working with customs intermediaries. It also helps customs intermediaries increase their capacity to complete customs declarations and accelerate growth of the sector in order to meet the increased demand.

Please note that the Grant Scheme is nearing full allocation of funds. If your application cannot be fulfilled due to funding, it will be placed on a waiting list to have funds allocated if and when funds are returned. All applications are considered on a first come first served basis.

For more information, visit or contact the helpline on 028 9041 5471.

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 legislation changes.

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