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Access. Connect. Grow.

Access new support for small businesses trading with the EU

19 March 2021

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have have decided to delay the implementation of full border control processes by six months.

It is important to use this extra time to prepare fully. There is now direct financial support to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) adapt to changes in trading rules through the £20m Brexit Support Fund. The fund is focused on practical support with grants of up to £2,000 for training or professional advice to adjust to new customs, rules of origin and VAT rules when trading with the EU. You can apply now.

BEIS have developed a new toolkit that provides a quick summary of actions that businesses need to take, including access to relevant guidance and available support. This is in addition to existing resources, such as the Brexit Checker Tool, the Trader Support Service and the Movement Assistance Scheme for agri-food goods.