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Make Sure Your Business is Ready For Brexit

Date Published: 08 October 2019

We're encouraging businesses to seek advice and guidance from the government as the deadline for Britain’s departure from the European Union draws near.

The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October 2019 and any business that trades goods or services with the EU needs to get ready.

Businesses should take action and prepare if they:

  • Export goods to the EU
  • Import goods from the EU
  • Transport goods by road
  • Export animals or animal products
  • Export services to the EU
  • Move goods between Ireland and Northern Ireland

Rutland County Council is working with local businesses and organisations to highlight the information and guidance that has been made available on the government's Brexit website. 

In addition to writing to all businesses in Rutland, the Council is publishing a series of information videos in which local business owners share their top tips on preparing for Brexit.

The first of these videos has been filmed with Rutland-based Bat and Bottle Wine Merchants.

“It’s really important that everyone is ready for Brexit. If you’re a business owner, you may need to prepare for changes that affect your day-to-day operations, so you need to take time to familiarise yourself with all the information provided by the government for your business sector. We’re working with a number of local businesses to bring their first-hand experience to the fore, so that others can benefit and know what steps to take. If you haven’t made any preparations yet, it’s vital you start now and make the most of the advice and guidance that’s available.”
Councillor Oliver Hemsley, Leader of Rutland County Council

Find out how your business should prepare for Brexit and sign up to government alerts on the government's Brexit website.

We also provide support for businesses of all sizes through our Economic Development Team

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