Preparing for Brexit
Brexit will result in a number of changes that impact on people and businesses in Staffordshire. With so much information available on Brexit, in can be difficult to understand how it will affect you, and how people and businesses can prepare for it.
Information if you live in the UK
Our relationship with the EU may change significantly after Brexit. The government has a special webpage that covers all of the information you will need for travelling, working and learning in the EU post-Brexit.
Information for EU citizens living in the UK
If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.
The government has produced a toolkit for community leaders, which gives groups the right tools and information to support EU citizens and their families.
Prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU
The gov.uk website provides public sector information which provides guidance relevant to your business. As part of this there is a quick questionnaire to help narrow down the information specific to your business.
Also useful to businesses is the government's new Get Ready for Brexit website.
Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce
The Bresilience website has been created by Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce. It provides you with information, resources and a detailed checklist to help them consider the changes Brexit may bring. The website also contains the latest updates on Brexit and details to help you plan your international business needs post-Brexit.
Federation of Small Businesses: Small Business Brexit Pack
The Federation of Small Businesses has created an information pack about some of the possible scenarios post- Brexit.
Growth Hub 'Brexit Hour' Sessions
The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Growth Hub is putting on a series of free 'Brexit Hour' sessions for businesses. These sessions are designed help businesses understand Brexit, and gives them information on:
- Changes to employment law in the event of a No-Deal Exit
- Working and travelling to the EU
- EU Nationals - Settled status and travelling post-Brexit
- GDPR and transferring data post-Brexit
- General Q & A Session
- Thursday 3 October- Yarnfield Park Training and Conference centre (Following the HS2 Opportunities event) 12-1pm
- Tuesday 15 October- Summit Hospitality (Following the LinkedIn for Business Workshop) 1pm-2pm
- Wednesday 16 October- Lichfield Brewhouse Kitchen (1-2-1 Drop in Business Clinic) 12-1pm
- Friday 18 October- Aston Marina, Stone ( 1-2-1 Drop in Business Clinic) 9.30-10.30am
Call the Business Helpline on 0300 111 8002 for more information.