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BCCJ Brexit Helpdesk
The UK’s departure from the European Union (EU) could have wide-scale implications for businesses across the industrial spectrum. Continued preparation for the end of the transition period is critical for business and trade leaders. The BCCJ encourages all members to stay up-to-date with viewpoints issued by trusted business sources.
January insights courtesy of Herbert Smith Freehills (January 31)
- Latest Brexit developments: the future of Japan-UK/EU relations
- Brexit: What next for merger control?
“Brexit Partnership pack: preparing for changes at the UK border after a no deal EU Exit”
Leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, a responsible government must plan for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario. We are intensifying and accelerating no deal planning to ensure we are fully prepared. We have published extensive advice on the steps that businesses and citizens may need to take to prepare for our exit from the EU. We have taken a number of steps to ensure people and businesses are prepared for a no deal scenario …
Full partnership pack available HERE
Guides for UK businesses selling services overseas
Deliver services overseas | Advice for exporters on delivery of services from a UK or foreign market base.
Market your services overseas | Advice for exporters on the promotion of services.
Public-facing market access service
Launched on 5 Sept – a way for businesses to report trade barriers they face directly to DIT. A trade barrier is something that slows down, limits or prevents a UK business exporting to or investing in an overseas market. They can affect businesses of all sizes and at all stages of exporting, even if you’re just exploring opportunities.
Ask a DIT rep if you think you’re facing a trade barrier.
The UK: a great place for your business
Every year, the Department for International Trade helps thousands of businesses get set up in the UK. The UK is the world’s fifth largest economy, and boasts low corporate tax rates, world-leading innovation and talent from world-class universities.
For information and support for Japanese companies looking to invest in the UK, read more HERE
British Chambers of Commerce
“Business Brexit Checklist”
The UK’s impending departure from the European Union will bring change for businesses of every size and sector.
While some companies are already planning for the challenges and opportunities ahead, Chambers of Commerce believe that all firms – not just those directly and immediately affected – should be undertaking a Brexit ‘health check’, and a broader test of existing business plans.
Read more HERE
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
“Delivering UK Automotive Brexit Priorities”
This paper outlines key areas in delivering the UK automotive industry’s position on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. SMMT’s position remains unchanged in relation to the five main priorities in this paper and builds on previous work to provide focus on what next steps the government should take to deliver on automotive priorities.
Read more HERE
“Government launches its ‘Prepare for EU Exit’ hub”
On 8 January the government launched a new hub for no deal Brexit information on the .gov.uk hub, which has dedicated sections for businesses, individuals, UK nationals in the EU and EU nationals in the UK. This is accompanied by a new awareness-raising campaign via radio and social media. The web pages include a tool for filtering the technical notices, partnership packs and other guidance based on company sector.
Read more HERE
The Japanese External Trade Organisation (JETRO)
What will Brexit mean for sectors?
All sectors in Scotland will be impacted, some more than others
Under a no-deal scenario, UK regulations will be introduced to replace EU regulations and changes may take place, including the need for businesses to obtain new regulatory authorisations. This could affect issues such as the review and certification of products/services as well as packaging and labelling.
Read more Here
Financial support to prepare for Brexit
The Brexit Support Grant, funded by the Scottish Government, provides a minimum of £2,000 and a maximum of £4,000 to help small to medium-sized enterprises in Scotland manage a wide range of Brexit impacts.
Read more HERE