The UK Transition

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year. Check the new rules from January 2021 and take action now.

Agreement with the European Union, published 29th December 2020

Gov.uk: Summary Explainer

Leaving the EU means your business may need to prepare for change, for guidance most relevant to your business, visit:

Gov.uk: The UK Transition

The Heart of the South West GrowthHub has a Brexit Toolkit to help you understand how leaving the EU may affect your business and what you can do to get ready. 

Brexit Business Resources

Prepare to export goods from Great Britain to the EU from 1 January 2021

The process for exporting goods to the EU will change. Businesses in Great Britain need to complete the following actions to continue exporting to EU countries from 1 January 2021.

Great Britain is England, Wales and Scotland. Guidance on moving goods into, out of and through Northern Ireland will be added to GOV.UK in the coming weeks.

GOV.UK: Exporting goods to the EU

Prepare to import goods from the EU to Great Britain from 1 January 2021

The process for importing goods from the EU will change. Businesses in Great Britain need to complete the following actions to continue importing from EU countries from 1 January 2021.

Great Britain is England, Wales and Scotland. Guidance on moving goods into, out of and through Northern Ireland will be added to GOV.UK in the coming weeks.

GOV.UK: Importing goods from the EU

Guidance documents on how to import and export goods between Great Britain and the EU. 

Information for traders on importing and exporting goods from 1 January 2021.

GOV.UK: Trading with the EU

Transport goods out of the UK by road: step by step

How to transport goods commercially if you're driving from the UK to any international destination.

GOV.UK: Transporting good by road

Exporting animals and animal products to the EU from 1 January 2021

What you need to do to export animals, products of animal origin and animal by-products from 1 January 2021.

GOV.UK: Exporting animals or animal products

Free Webinars

Exporting animals and products of animal origin to the EU

Sign up for free webinars to learn more about what you need to do to export animals, animal products (dairy, poultry, meat, animal feed) and fish from GB to the EU from 1 January 2021.

GOV.UK: Register for free webinars

How to import and export goods between Great Britain and the EU

Sign up for webinars or watch pre-recorded webinars about trading with the EU from 1 January 2021.

GOV.UK: Register for free webinars

UK points based immigration system from 1 January 2021

Information for employers hiring from the EU: Icon for pdf UK Points Based Immigration System [1.67MB]

GOV.UK: New immigration system