Scotland’s enterprise and skills agencies are focused on helping businesses operate after Brexit and maximise growth opportunities in international markets.
The first port of call for all businesses should be www.FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot/operate-after-Brexit for the latest guidance, support and advice.
- Sign-up to receive the latest email updates on Operating after Brexit from www.FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot which provides the latest information for businesses.
- Our Brexit Helpline – queries from import and export documentation, tariffs, VAT to logistics. Email: Brexit Enquiry Form Telephone: 0300 303 0661, including further Brexit helplines to find information and advice on trade, sector or market issues. The UK Government has also published a full list of business actions and the relevant helplines
- Further details on virtual events and webinars ensuring your business can operate after Brexit can still be accessed via www.prepareforbrexit.scot/events for the time being
- New SME Brexit Support Fund from HMRC – grant of up to £2K for small and medium-sized businesses to go towards the costs of training and/or professional advice, to help companies with changes to trade rules with the EU e.g. customs, rules of origin and VAT rules. Further details via: www.customsintermediarygrant.co.uk/sme-brexit-support-fund
- Frequently asked questions– search by topic to find solutions to common issues faced by Scottish businesses.
- Understanding VAT after Brexit – the rules surrounding VAT have changed. Understand how the new rules affect your business, with country-specific information and situational examples.
- Everything you need to know about Rules of Origin – find out how Rules of Origin impact your business and follow a five-step process to make sure you’re following the new regulations.
- Transport and logistics – how to ensure your goods get to market and you get the imports your business needs to operate after Brexit.
- Key dates for companies to note in 2021 - since a trade deal has been agreed between the UK and the EU, businesses must ensure they are up to date with changing rules and regulations surrounding their business operations.