Government communication ahead of Brexit - how you can stay informed

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The NFU is urging members to read and watch advice from the government in order to prepare their businesses for all scenarios should there be a no-deal Brexit.

As part of this ongoing communication, the government has prepared leaflets and short videos.

These focus on traders preparing for a no-deal EU Exit at the UK Border (if this situation were to arise) and all sign-post clearly to detailed information available on the Gov.UK website here.

This short video below sets out the points government is calling on businesses to consider ahead of Brexit:

The NFU has produced a Brexit toolkit to help members navigate our departure from the EU. This can be accessed here.

AHDB develops Brexit website:

The AHDB has developed a dedicated website to help farmers to navigate what a no deal Brexit may mean. The information provided through the site, complements the NFU’s own No-Deal Brexit hub and its Brexit Toolkit.

Do you import of export goods into or out of the EU? Important information on EORI numbers...

To move goods into or out of the EU businesses need an Economic Operator and Registration Identification (EORI) number, as HMRC uses this to identify businesses and collect duty on their goods. 

Not having one could lead to increased costs and delays, and if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, businesses will need a UK EORI number to continue trading with the EU after 29 March. You can register for it here, it only takes 5-10 minutes to apply, although it may take HRMC three working days to complete their checks.

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Last edited on: 10:04:2019

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