If you run a business in Islington – and employ people from EU countries or import and export goods and supplies – it is likely that there will be some additional things that you will need to do. It is important that you now to avoid any potential disruption to your business.
What you need to do to depends on the type of business you run. The key steps you need to take include:
- Getting an EORI number. If you need to move goods between Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and the EU you will need an EORI number. You may also need one if you move goods to or from Northern Ireland.
- Reviewing your staff and hiring needs to ensure you’re ready for the UK’s new immigration rules and requirements for travelling to EEA countries. If you employ staff from the EU, they will need to apply for settled status to continue living and working on the UK after 30 June 2021. Find out about local advice and support.
- Reviewing your supply chain. If you are a buyer or seller, it is important to understand how changes for businesses in your supply chain will affect you.
- Reviewing your contracts to check for any terms that refer to the EU, rely on EU regulation or might need to be reviewed the UK’s exit from the EU.
For a tailored list of steps for your business and the most up-to-date information, please visit GOV.UK
Sign up to free webinars
The council is working with the London Growth Hub to run free advice sessions for SMEs on how the UK’s exit will affect your business. Additional dates will be added shortly.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is hosting free webinars to help you check the new rules and understand the actions to take. Sign up to a webinar.
Advice for EU citizens
Information for EU citizens on the UK’s exit from the EU and what local support is available to help them to continue to live and work here
British chambers of commerce - Business Brexit Checklist
Brexit readiness checklist provided by British chambers of commerce
Get ready for Brexit
GOV.UK advice and information for businesses to prepare for Brexit
National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses Ltd (FSB)
Advice and guidance for businesses through the FSB
Employer guide for points-based immigration system
Gov.uk information on the UK's points-based immigration system: an introduction for employers
Data Protection at the end of the transition period
Information for Commissoner's Office guidance and resources for organisations after the transition period ends
Get an EORI number
Information and guidance on getting an EORI number from Gov.uk
Guidance on hiring from the EU from 2021
Gov.uk information on hiring from the EU
How to import and export goods between Great Britain and the EU from 1 January 2021
Information for traders on importing and exporting goods between Great Britain and the EU after 1 January 2021
Selling services to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein from 1 January 2021
Guidance for UK businesses offering services from 1 January 2021
Structuring your business from 1 January 2021
Gov.uk information about how cross border business operations and European specific corporate entities will be affected from 1 January 2021
Gov.uk existing UK trade agreements with non-EU countries information
Find out about the trade agreements the UK has already signed and our discussions with countries the EU has a trade agreement with
Sign up for the Trader Support Service
If you move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Trader Support Service will guide you through any changes due to the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol
Transition check questions
Take the Gov.uk transition check questions
Using personal data in your business after the transition period
Gov.uk information about what actions you need to take regarding data protection and data flows with the EU/EEA after the end of the transition period.
Visiting Europe after 1 January 2021
Gov.uk information if you’re planning on travelling to Europe from 1 January 2021
Coronavirus business support
Gov.uk help and support for businesses affected by coronavirus