“Get ready for Brexit”, Government tells businesses

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The Government has urged businesses to “get ready for Brexit” as the country prepares to leave the EU on 31 October 2019.

The new public service announcement asks businesses to prepare so that they can “take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead”.

The nationwide campaign promotes free ‘Brexit Business Readiness Events’ described as “in-depth sessions led by subject matter experts”, as well as a brand new Brexit website.

The website contains a frequently asked questions and answers (Q&A) facility and checklists to help businesses and families take action before October. For companies, this includes advice on exporting and importing goods to the EU, transporting goods by road and moving animals or animal products.

The campaign comes shortly after the Government revealed that it would also automatically allocate every eligible business an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number. An EORI number will allow businesses to continue trading with the EU should the UK leave without a deal.

This adds to the previously announced funding to help businesses train staff to carry out non-EU customs processes and simplified import procedures.

Commenting on the announcement, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jesse Norman MP said: “Brexit takes place on 31 October and we urge all businesses to make the necessary preparations to be fully ready. The government has doubled the support available so that thousands more customs experts are on hand to help businesses on and after Brexit day.”

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