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Brexit - information for businesses

Businesses in west Cheshire

Businesses in Cheshire West and Chester can get information and support locally through West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce. Anyone who would like more information can get in touch with our the Chamber's International Trade Team:

Leaving the EU will mean most UK businesses should expect change. There will be new arrangements and changes in law.

Preparing your business for Brexit

The UK Government has developed a website to support businesses to understand and navigate these changes. 

This website asks a number of simple questions to provide tailor-made advice, highlighting the information most relevant to your organisation, and how you can best prepare for Brexit.

EU Exit for Business website

Supporting your staff

Many local businesses will employ residents that are EU nationals.  The UK Government has developed a toolkit (PDF) to support employers through the EU Settlement Scheme:

National information

More detailed information has been published in a number of areas, including each of the following. 

Impact of No Deal Brexit on Imports and Exports

Government has instructed importers and exporters to the EU to  take action now (PDF).

  1. Register for a UK  Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number.
  2. Decide if you want to hire an agent to make import and/or export declarations for you or if you want to make these declarations yourself (by buying software that interacts with HMRC’s systems, registering for the  National Export System).
  3. Contact the organisation that moves your goods (for example, a haulage firm) to find out if you will need to supply additional information to them so that they can make the safety.
  4. Register for new  simplified import procedures.
  5. Be aware of changes to the way you account for VAT on imports, and of changes to  EU VAT IT systems.
  6. Customs intermediaries and traders completing customs declarations can now apply for  grants to support training and IT.
  7. You may also find it useful to know the latest on the  European Union's No Deal planning.
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