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The UK Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020. This page brings together guidance and news from ICAEW, as well as externally-produced resources providing practical information for specific business and industry sectors.

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Brexit planning: part of business resilience

21 October 2020: The Brexit conversation used to revolve largely around processing forms. Now it is more about the CFO grasping that Brexit is a key part of business resilience. This is this view of Tim Morris, Chief Executive of UK Major Ports Group.

Port of Rotterdam: “every Brexit is a hard Brexit”

22 September 2020: It was no good making assumptions. The Port of Rotterdam had to prepare for no UK/EU trade agreement early and now, with just a few weeks to go, it has already built a community of consensus, through stakeholder buy-in, to its new procedures.

Make UK: Leaving the UK

Hub from Make UK providing support to manufacturers as the UK leaves the EU. Includes guidance on preparing for the end of the transition period, a no-deal checklist and a Brexit toolkit to help businesses deal with trade and migration issues.

Prepare your business for the end of the transition period

Series of webinars from BEIS to help businesses prepare for new rules from January 2021. Provides information on key actions for businesses in the following sectors: Life sciences; Aerospace; Construction; Consumer goods; Metals and other materials; Retail; Automotive, Services and investment; Electronics and machinery. Following the live events in October the webinars will be available on demand.

Made: In Britain

Podcast series from Make UK where business reporter Jonty Bloom explores what manufacturers need to know to navigate Brexit. Includes how manufacturers can future-proof their workforce and how they can make the most of Britain’s export opportunities around the world.

Prepare your business for the end of the transition period

Series of webinars from BEIS to help businesses prepare for new rules from January 2021. Provides information on key actions for businesses in the following sectors: Life sciences; Aerospace; Construction; Consumer goods; Metals and other materials; Retail; Automotive, Services and investment; Electronics and machinery. Following the live events in October the webinars will be available on demand.

The reality of a no-deal Brexit

Article from Vogue Business on the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the UK fashion industry and how brands should prepare. Discusses prices, regulation and the end of tax-free shopping.

Brexit readiness briefing

Briefing paper published by the Association of Convenience Stores to help retailers prepare for a no-deal Brexit. Covers the trading environment, workforce and regulation.

Movement of People – what should you be doing now?

Guidance on how to manage the movement of people and workers into the UK from 1 January 2021 for companies in the construction sector. Published by the Construction Leadership Council.

Prepare your business for the end of the transition period

Series of webinars from BEIS to help businesses prepare for new rules from January 2021. Provides information on key actions for businesses in the following sectors: Life sciences; Aerospace; Construction; Consumer goods; Metals and other materials; Retail; Automotive, Services and investment; Electronics and machinery. Following the live events in October the webinars will be available on demand.

UK Powerhouse: Brexit disruption index - Autumn 2019

Report from law firm Irwin Mitchell. Analyses the impact Brexit will have on different sectors and the level of disruption expected for each. Sectors covered: Manufacturing, Wholesale, retail and repair of vehicles, Admin and support services, Accommodation and food services, Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Professional, scientific and technical, Information and communication, Construction, Financial and insurance, Water supply, sewerage and waste, Health and social work, Mining and quarrying, Education, Electricity and gas, Real estate, Public admin and defence.

Preparing your firm for Brexit: end of the transition period

Information from the Financial Conduct Authority to help financial services firms prepare for the end of the transition period. Outlines issues for all firms and considerations for UK firms and EEA firms conducting business in the UK.

What would no deal mean?

Report from research organisation UK in a Changing Europe on the potential impacts of leaving the EU without a deal. Includes analysis for the following sectors: agriculture and food; fisheries; energy; services; road haulage; aviation; rail (Eurotunnel).

Brexit update: the shape of the United Kingdom's exit

Article from law firm Eversheds Sutherland on the implications of the withdrawal arrangements as the UK leaves the EU. Discusses business planning with sections on immigration, data protection and financial services.

No-Deal Brexit: UKHospitality briefing note

Summary from UKHospitality of key no-deal implications together with suggested actions for companies within the sector. Areas covered include the workforce, supply chains and imports, food labelling and the UK's tourism sector

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