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Get your business ready for Brexit

Find out how to prepare your business for Brexit on 31 October 2019.

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Supporting businesses to prepare for Brexit on 31 October is our top priority. We want businesses to prepare so that they can take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead. Some businesses will have specific questions and concerns, but the whole of government is stepping up a gear and increasing the pace of our preparations as we get ready to leave on 31 October.

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We’re holding 30 free face-to-face Brexit Business Readiness Events right across the UK between Monday 16 September and Friday 18 October for businesses to find out what actions they need to take to prepare for Brexit.

The events will include support and advice stands, and in-depth sessions led by subject matter experts. They will provide attendees with specific advice and help on how they can prepare their business for Brexit.

Sign up to the events through the Brexit Business Readiness Events website.

We also hold regular Business Readiness Forums for trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries. Experts across government speak about the areas that will affect businesses and how best to prepare for Brexit. These forums are available online through WebEx and are held at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in London. A weekly bulletin follows providing the latest guidance to signpost your networks to with resources to help businesses prepare for Brexit.

For further details on how trade associations and business intermediaries can register for the forum or to subscribe to the bulletin email

Additional help and support

As we leave the EU, there’s a wide range of support available that can help your business thrive and grow.

Further Support

Help to Export

  • Exporting is GREAT have comprehensive export advice, trade finance and live market opportunities for small or mid-sized businesses interested in or currently selling internationally

Help to Grow

  • The British Business Bank Finance Hub can help you understand the finance options available to grow your business
  • Local Growth Hubs join up national and local business support so it is easy for businesses in England to find the help they need
  • Be The Business for inspiration, practical tools and resources to boost your business’s productivity

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Published 6 September 2019
Last updated 12 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. We have added details on how to register for free UK wide Brexit Business Readiness Events for businesses to find out what actions they need to take to prepare for Brexit.
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