EU Exit Information2019-10-02T13:34:48+00:00

General EU Exit Information

The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union.

The Government have been preparing for any outcome in all scenarios, including a potential ‘no deal’ outcome.

The EU Settlement Scheme is now open. Leicestershire County Council are providing identity document scanning for those applying to the EU Settlement Scheme

Further details on EU exit are available on the government’s website including guidance in the event of ‘no deal’.

You can also sign up to government email updates

Prepare your business for EU exit

As EU exit approaches, please see the below links which could help you to prepare your business.

  • Prepare for EU Exit- Check what you need to do
  • EU exit guidance for your business
  • EU exit support
  • Driving in the EU
  • Trading in the EU if the UK leaves without a deal

EORI Registration

Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) numbers are a unique ID number allocated to businesses that enables them to be identified by Customs authorities when doing business with other traders.

Businesses that only trade with the EU will need an EORI number:

  • to continue to import or export goods with the EU, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal; and
  • before they can apply for authorisations that will make customs processes easier

HMRC are now allocating VAT registered companies across the UK with an EORI number automatically- find out more here.

If your business is not VAT-registered, you will still need to register for an EORI number.

Once you’ve done this you can register for Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) 

Brexit Business Readiness Events Slide Packs

Please click on the link to be taken to a folder from the Brexit Business Readiness Event that took place on Tuesday 24 September 2019 in Leicester.

Slides include information on;

  • Data flows and data protection in a no-deal Brexit
  • Employers of EU citizens
  • Exporting services to and investing in the EU
  • Food and drink; farming; fisheries; waste; chemicals and trade
  • Get ready for Brexit- introductory remarks
  • Get your clients and suppliers ready for Brexit
  • Import, export and customs for Business
  • Intellectual property
  • Manufactured goods regulation
  • Office for life science
  • Trading with countries internationally and Brexit

If you have any trouble downloading the Brexit Business Readiness Events Slide Packs please email business@harborough.gov.uk