The UK government and the EU have now agreed a deal on their future relationship.
There are changes that affect us all. From the way we do business to the way we travel.
Visit Welsh Government’s Preparing Wales website to access advice for residents, businesses and sectors across Wales about the steps that need to be taken.
Changes for businesses and citizens
There are new rules for businesses and citizens.
The new rules affect citizens, businesses and travel to the EU.
You can find information on UK Government’s website about:
- what 2021 will mean for you
- importing goods from the EU
- exporting goods to the EU
- moving goods to or from Northern Ireland
- travelling to the EU
- living and working in the EU
- staying in the UK if you’re an EU citizen
What you need to do
Your business, family, and personal circumstances will be affected. The UK Government have set up an online checker questionnaire to get a personalised list of actions. You can also sign up for emails to get updates for what you need to do.
Complete the Check, Change, Go checker
Sector specific guidance
Find information about important actions for ten sectors of the economy:
- Consumer Goods
- Electronics and machinery
- Life sciences
- Metals and other materials
- Professional and business services
- Retail sector
The Business Wales Brexit Portal provides updates and links to information and actions to help businesses.
Business Wales offers a single point of contact for businesses and entrepreneurs to advice and support from public, private and voluntary sectors.
For further information visit the Brexit Portal or call 0300 060 3000.
SME Brexit Support Fund
Grants are available to help small and medium-sized businesses new to importing or exporting.
The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover.
You can use the grant for training on:
- how to complete customs declarations
- how to manage customs processes and use customs software and systems
- specific import and export related aspects including VAT, excise and rules of origin
It can be used to help you get professional advice so your business can meet its customs, excise, import VAT or safety and security declaration requirements.
Find out more and check your eligibility for the SME Brexit Support Fund.
Social Care Continuity Planning
Social care providers experiencing a problem linked to Brexit can contact us for support. If the problem might affect your ability to continue providing services visit our Social Care Continuity Planning webpage for contact details.
Third sector organisations
Brexit Forum Wales offers the latest guidance and resources to help third sector organisations understand, and prepare for, the possible impact of Brexit.
The rules about how personal data flows between the EU and the UK has changed.
The Information Commissioner’s website offers more details about data protection and Brexit, and how these changes may affect you or your organisation.