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Following a 2016 Referendum, when the UK electorate voted to leave the European Union - the economic, trading and political partnership of 28 European countries.

Whilst there is still uncertaintly around the precise terms under which the UK will leave the EU, a wealth of advice and information has been produced for businesses by Government departments and other organisations on the possible effects for them of Brexit; and what they can do to minimise negative consequences and take advantages of new opportunities.

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership has produced this web page, collating current information, to aid businesses in its area (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire) and beyond in their planning. Click on any links below to Read More.

 Our colleagues at the D2N2 Growth Hub - which works closely with and provides assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - have also created a resource for businesses around Brexit. This includes specific links to: 

  • HM Revenue and Customs information
  • a Brexit Business Impact Survey 
  • the BBC's comprehensive Brexit web page.

CLICK HERE to visit the D2N2 Growth Hub page.

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Temporary rates of customs duty on imports after EU Exit

If the UK leaves the EU with no deal, you may need to pay different rates of customs duty on imports.

If your goods aren’t listed, they will have a zero duty rate.

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Data protection and Brexit
Guidance and resources for organisations on their data protection responsibilities and rights after Brexit; from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK's independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest.

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Brexit and the voluntary sector
This factsheet sets out the main considerations around Brexit for UK voluntary organisations, as well as practical steps they can take to prepare for the post-Brexit environment.

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 BREXIT 11-06 - Business Preparation Interactive Tool
Use this tool to find out what your business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Simply answer seven questions to get guidance relevant to your business.
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LGA's Brexit Advice Hub
The Local Government Association (LGA) now has a Brexit Advice Hub; where guidance can be found on planning for  a 'no deal' scenario and advice for business, on the EU Settlement Scheme, future EU funding, etc.

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Preparing for EU exit - BEIS update
What is BEIS (the Government's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) doing to prepare businesses? Find out here what steps the Government is taking to prepare businesses for the UK leaving the European Union.

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Checklist for Brexit
East Midlands Chamber of Commerce has released a helpful Brexit checklist for businesses; looking at employment, regulatory obligations and exports.

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

recently published guidance on several key areas affecting businesses. Please follow these links for support on: food labelling, exporting and importing fish, transporting endangered species, working with chemicals, pesticides, importing and exporting plants, trading timber, and managing data. Defra will continue to provide further information and guidance on other topics that may affect businesses should we leave the EU without a deal.

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA)

Has published guidance on health and identification marksimporting high-risk food and animal feed and GM food or feed or animal feed additives

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has recently published sector primers for businesses setting out how to prepare for EU Exit. Please follow the links for: automotive,  aerospaceconstructionoil and gas productionretailspaceprofessional and business serviceschemicalselectronics, machinery and partselectricity sectorand gas markets.

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