Preparing for EU exit
Preparing for EU exit

The UK will leave the EU on 31 October 2019. Leaving the EU means businesses may need to prepare for change and are being urged to take action.

The government has created an online tool for businesses to find the latest information on EU Exit. You can find out how your business may be affected and the actions you can take by answering 7 quick questions here:

To subscribe to the weekly Business Intermediary EU Exit Bulletins from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s, please email:

Businesses can access additional tools here: and sign up to receive customised alerts.

If you’re  based in the Greater Peterborough area and have concerns about how the UK’s exit from the EU will affect your business, please get in touch with Opportunity Peterborough. We’re will be more than happy to help your organisation get the support it needs.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Sector Primers 

These sector primers aim to bring together on one webpage the top 3 – 5 issues for each sector and provide guidance.  The primers link through to more detailed material elsewhere on GOV.UK.  The sectors covered are:  

Additionally, several government departments have published information on the steps that businesses may need to take to prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU, please see updates below:

  • The Border Delivery Group and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have published a series of short videos and leaflets to help businesses prepare for changes at the UK/EU border in a ‘no deal’ scenario. The videos set out the actions that businesses will need to take to continue to trade in a ‘no deal’ EU Exit, and direct them towards further information available online. Along with a general video and leaflet for all businesses, there are tailored products for specific industries. There are also two deep dive videos available that provide more detail on importing and exporting in a ‘no deal’ scenario. The videos are all available here, and a toolkit will soon be available online with the full range of materials and advice on how to use them to engage with businesses.



  • BEIS also hosts a weekly EU Exit Business Readiness Forum to support businesses to prepare for a no deal scenario. The forum is aimed at business representative organisations, trade associations and professional bodies and provides regular updates on information published by all departments that may be relevant to their members. If you would like support from BEIS, please contact