Preparing your Business for Brexit

Preparing your Business for Brexit

Plan for your business post-Brexit

With the UK looking set to leave the EU on 31st October 2019, there are still lots of ways to prepare your business for the future. The Folkestone & Hythe District Council Economic Development Team have compiled a list of information sources that will help you get ready for Brexit.

Border Delivery Update

The Government is planning to leave the EU on 31st October, without a deal if one cannot be reached.

This bulletin provides an overview of the latest EU Exit information relating to UK borders from across UK Government that is relevant to businesses.

The PDF bulletin includes:

  • Trading Chemicals – You’ll need to apply for an import or export licence when trading certain categories of drug precursor chemicals. To apply for an import or export licence you need to have a domestic licence or registration, which usually takes 12-16 weeks to process.
  • Regulatory requirements relating to manufactured goods if the UK leaves the EU without a deal
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)
  • Guidance from French customs authorities for UK businesses in the event of a no deal EU Exit

For full details of new regulations and advice on how to proceed, please download the Border Delivery Bulletin.

Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce

Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce has created a Brexit hub with information to assist Kent based businesses.

Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Brexit Hub

Kent Resilience Forum

A Kent based, multi-agency forum focused on providing information on emergency planning.

Kent Resilience Forum

British Chambers of Commerce

The BCC has created a Brexit Hub which includes a Brexit Checklist.

BCC Brexit Hub

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

The FSB has created an online Brexit Pack, designed to inform small businesses about the effects that Brexit could have on their operations.

FSB Business Pack

Kent County Council

Kent County Council has created specific advice pages for Kent based business in the food industry

Brexit Advice for Food Businesses

They have also developed some more general guidelines related to Trading Standards

Brexit and your business


ICO (Information Commissioner's Office)

The ICO has compiled a blog containing information on the continued use of personal data following Brexit

ICO: Data Protection and Brexit