The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is hosting a further series of free webinars for business advisers. These sessions are intended to help you to understand the new trading rules with the EU, so you can help the businesses you work with adapt to make the necessary changes.

The webinar will:

  • Help you to identify areas where the businesses you work with can take action, by providing information on key areas of change.
  • Review the supporting materials available for you to use.

Who should attend:

This webinar is aimed at those who provide advice and support for businesses. This may include:

  • Business advisers
  • Trade associations and trade bodies
  • Professional service providers such as accountants, banks and lawyers seeking to advise their clients.

BEIS are running 3 sessions and these sessions will take place throughout February and March at 2:30pm on the 16th and 23rd of February and the 3rd of March.

Please note that all the sessions each cover the same content so you will only need to attend one.

To book your free place click here.

The Brexit transition period is over and now is the time to seize the opportunities ahead.

I am delighted to have been appointed Business Secretary. The last year has been extremely challenging for millions of businesses. There is, however, cause for optimism with both the roll-out of vaccines and a trade agreement with the European Union now secured.

Although the transition period has ended, businesses still need to take steps to adapt to the new rules which have come into force. We continue to work closely with businesses, including contacting exporters, their representatives, and transporters to advise on the requirements for keeping goods on the move.

The checker tool on gov.uk/transition will give you a personalised list of actions you need to take now, or for any further queries you can contact our dedicated business support helplines. There is also specific guidance on moving goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland.

To support you through the pandemic and into recovery, you can also find out exactly what financial support your business is eligible for on gov.uk. I am confident that the deals the UK Government has negotiated with the EU, and many other countries around the world, will provide a positive trading environment for businesses like yours to make the most of the new opportunities that this year will bring.

I wish you and your business every success for 2021.

Yours sincerely,

Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP
Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

The UK has now agreed a deal with the EU and rules for doing business have changed. Businesses must act now to ensure they are prepared.

To support firms, the Business Department has launched a series of new, on demand videos to help businesses familiarise themselves with the new rules and the actions they should take. Businesses can find out more about 18 topics, including importing and exporting, trade, data, and audit and accounting.

Register now to immediately access the video content.