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Operate after Brexit
2nd February 2021
Scotland’s enterprise and skills agencies urge all companies to actively learn how to adapt to the new business environment now that the UK has left the EU. The first port of call for all Scottish businesses should be our PrepareforBrexit website, www.prepareforbrexit.scot for the latest information and guidance. This includes:
- Our Brexit Helpline – queries from import and export documentation, tariffs, VAT to logistics. Email: www.prepareforbrexit.scot/contact Telephone: 0300 303 0661, including a list of Brexit helplinesfor partners.
- Further details on virtual events and webinars ensuring your business can operate after Brexit can be accessed via www.prepareforbrexit.scot/events
- Our Brexit A-Z which helps companies navigate the website quickly and easily, and find the search terms they are looking for
- FAQ section which covers a wide range of topics such as customs processes and documentation, EORI numbers, Northern Ireland, regulations, supplying services to the EU and importing.
- Our 10 point Brexit Checklist with essential actions businesses should be taking now to ensure they’re in the strongest position possible to continue operating after Brexit.
- Support for export and customs documentation - providing information to help companies decide how they’re going to deal with customs documentation now, including the HMRC Customs Grant Scheme. This helps businesses prepare for the new customs arrangements in place since 1 January 2021. This includes supporting businesses who trade with the EU to undertake training to improve their understanding of customs requirements and working with customs intermediaries.
(Please note that the Grant Scheme is nearing full allocation of funds. If a company’s application cannot be fulfilled due to funding, it will be placed on a waiting list to have funds allocated if and when funds are returned. All applications are considered on a first come first served basis).