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Brexit preparation

Ensure your business is ready when the EU Transition period ends on 1 January 2021.

We have gathered together guidance documents from the Kent Resilience Forum, national GovernmentVisit 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:

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.

Find Government guidance on Brexit transition HERE. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions. You can also sign up for emails to get updates for what you need to do if you are:

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. 

Highways England are planning a live test of EU exit contingency plans on Friday 11 December 2020 on the M20 between Maidstone and Ashford. The motorway will be closed for four nights and will test the moveable barrier that will help keep traffic moving in Kent in the event of cross-Channel disruption.

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