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The UK has now left the EU -to understand how this affects your business, the Government has published online guidance on how to implement changes to your business for the new rules from 1 January 2021.

To understand how this affects your business, the Government has published online guidance on how to get ready for new rules in 2021.

The GOV.UK website is the central site for guidance aimed at businesses and individuals.

The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period, but there are a number of actions you can take now to prepare for the new rules from 1 January 2021. Please use the tool checker on the site – it will help you to quickly identify what you need to do to get your business ready for Brexit.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) release a weekly email bulletin covering business readiness updates and announcements. Businesses can sign up for the BEIS bulletin. Sign up ensures businesses you will be alerted of any changes.

The Heart of the South West (HotSW) Growth Hub

Our LEP wide Growth Hub also continue to update their website with useful links to trustworthy sources of information and resources that could be of use to local businesses. It also lists relevant free webinars.

Find out more, see the HotSW Growth Hub page.

Advisers can also talk with you further about business support programmes that meet your business needs. Contact the team on 03456 047 047 or email info@heartofswgrowthhub.co.uk

National Business Support Helpline (England)

Email: enquiries@businesssupporthelpline.org
Telephone: 0800 998 1098 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Settled and pre-settled status

If you are a local employer, please encourage your EU national staff to apply for Settled Status as early as possible. It is important that you prepare and support staff of European nationality so that they can legally remain and work in the UK. Find out how to apply and access support for Settled or Pre-Settled Status. Local charity Diversity Voice are available to provide help for those who need it and can offer 1:1 help for applicants in any language. There’s no charge for this service. Email: euss@diversityvoice.org.uk, Tel: 0300 075 0105.

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