Brexit transition

The transition period has ended and new rules are in place – act now to keep your business moving

Step 1: Complete the government’s business checker

You should visit where you can use the checker tool to quickly identify the actions that your business needs to take. This will ask you questions about your business and provide all the information you need to be aware and what you need to do with regards to the new rules on areas such as:

Importing and exporting

Moving goods to and from Northern Ireland including the Trader Support Service

Travelling abroad for work

Hiring staff from the EU

Useful information

EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement Analysis

The West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce have published a summary of the key points from the new UK-EU Trade deal from a business perspective.

  • Read the summary here.
Short video explainers

The Business Department has launched a series of new, on demand videos to help you familiarise yourself with the new rules and the actions you should take. There are 18 topics, including importing and exporting, trade, data, and audit and accounting.

Actions for businesses

These documents cover actions that you must take to ensure you are compliant with the new rules, as well as the top five actions for businesses in each of the following sectors: Aerospace, automotive, chemicals, construction, consumer goods, electronics and machinery, life sciences, metals and materials, professional business services and retail.

Business actions by topic, support and guidance

Top five action lists for 10 sectors

Sign up for updates

Keep up to date with the latest developments from the government through the following channels:

  • Sign up to receive updates on the specific actions you need to take once you’ve used the  checker tool at



  • Sign up to our regular newsletter, which includes updates on Brexit, as well as events and other news relevant to your business


Step 2: Get in contact for additional Brexit support

If you have used the governments business checker tool and you require further information or additional support with the steps that your business needs to take, please use the contact form below or email