The UK has left the EU. The new rules on trade, travel and business for the UK and EU are now in place. Make sure you’re ready and keep your business moving.
We have gathered together guidance documents from the Kent Resilience Forum, national Government, Visit Kent and the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
In the event of a disruption to the transport network, businesses and residents should visit the below social media sites for up to date information and travel advice:
- Kent County Council Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kent_cc
- KCC Highways Twitter: https://twitter.com/KentHighways
- Port of Dover Travel Twitter: https://twitter.com/PoD_travelnews
- Eurotunnel Twitter: https://twitter.com/leshuttle
- Medway Council Twitter: https://twitter.com/medway_council
- Highways England South East Twitter: https://twitter.com/HighwaysSEAST
Business Readiness information – Businesses can watch sector-specific webinars here. The webinars provide information on what businesses in different sectors (including consumer goods and retail) need to do to prepare for the end of the transition period.
The weekly Business Readiness Transition Bulletin provides information on major announcements and recently published guidance for businesses on what they can do to prepare for the end of the transition period. Sign up to the Bulletin here, to receive these updates directly.
The Kent Resilience Forum is a multi-agency forum working with the Department for Transport, Kent County Council, Kent Police, Port of Dover, Eurotunnel, local authorities and Highways England to prepare for any traffic disruption on Kent’s roads, following the end of the Brexit Transition Period.
Find out about the KRF’s plans to mitigate traffic disruption in Kent HERE.
- Importing and Exporting
- Moving goods to and from Northern Ireland including Trader Support Service
- Travelling abroad for work
- Hiring staff from the EU
- If you deliver services to the EU, you must check whether your professional qualification is recognised by the appropriate EU regulator
- Personal Data Transfers. Visit keep data flowing on the ICO’s website for further information
- If your business has a presence in the EU you may need to change how you undertake accounting and reporting to ensure compliance with the relevant requirements
In addition there is a Business Support Helpline which can help you identify the actions you need to take: 0800 998 1098. For more information, including opening hours, click here
Visit Kent have gathered together business guidelines by sector (tourism; arts, culture & heritage; creative industries; and sports & recreation) and activity to help you understand what changes you’ll need to make to your business and what you’ll need to know for your visitors. Read Visit Kent’s guidance HERE
The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce hosted an online conference on 2 December, funded by the Kent and Medway Growth Hub, full of practical information and advice. Click HERE to access the materials and recordings and from the conference.