Following the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU), businesses in Stockport are being encouraged to take steps to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period.
New rules for businesses trading with the EU will come into effect from 1st January 2021. While the Government continues to negotiate some of the detail of future trading arrangements with EU, Stockport Council would like businesses in the borough to be aware of actions that should be taken before the new year to help prepare.
Transition checker tool
The Government has produced a transition checker tool that can provide businesses affected by Brexit with a personalised summary of actions they will need to take to comply with new rules. There are likely to be actions taken for any business which imports or exports goods to the EU, or moves goods through Northern Ireland.
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To support business preparations ahead of the end of the Brexit transition, BEIS is also hosting free webinars to help organisations understand new rules and what actions they may need to take. There are sector specific pre-recorded webinars available for the following industries:
- Services and investment
- Electronics and machinery
- Consumer goods
- Life sciences
Other sessions include advice on regulatory changes, such as intellectual property rules, regulations on manufactured goods and personal data.
On Wednesday 25th November, there will also be a live webinar taking place providing guidance for businesses on travelling for business, and owning, managing or directing a business in the EU, with opportunities for attendees to ask questions.