The UK left the EU at 11pm on the 31st January 2020 and entered a transition period, during which little practically changes for businesses. This transition period is scheduled to end on the 31st December 2020.
Brexit is complex and can often seem overwhelming, but it is important that businesses take steps to make the necessary preparations where they can to put themselves in the best possible place to react and respond to whatever does come next.
The GBCC is here to help and will continue to provide businesses with Brexit related support and services in the run-up to the end of the transition period and beyond.
We are working hard to keep businesses informed about the latest Brexit Developments. Our Brexit timeline helps you keep track of the latest announcements and major milestones over the course of the negotiations.
This section provides guides on the EU Settlement Scheme and the UK’s future points-based immigration system. Find out more information on how Brexit impacts your staff, your business’ future recruitment of EU nationals, and the ability to move citizens to and from the UK and the EU for work.
The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce have produced an online guide outlining the UK and the EU negotiating objectives for the second phase of negotiations covering the future trading relationship and what a “no deal” or WTO Rules Brexit would mean for businesses.
The GBCC offer a wide range of accredited international trade related training courses that can help businesses adapt to and prepare for Brexit and beyond. Topics include: Incoterms 2020, Customs declarations, Import and Export Essentials.
The Chamber has produced a number of online training videos to help businesses prepare for a potential no deal Brexit scenario. Topics covered include: trade in goods and services, transferring data, intellectual property and public sector procurement.