Doing business after EU transition period

Local businesses will need to follow new rules on exports, imports, tariffs, data and hiring after the UK officially left the European Union. 

We want to make sure all local businesses are aware of the new rules which came into force on 1 January 2021. 

Find out what it means for your business with a new online tool from the government.

Brexit checker

Business Support Grant

From 15 March 2021, smaller businesses can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU.

Small and medium sized businesses that trade solely with the EU, and are therefore new to importing and exporting processes, are encouraged to apply for the grants. To be eligible, businesses must import or export goods between Great Britain and the EU, or move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Apply for a grant to help small and medium-sized businesses new to importing or exporting

EU Post-Transition Business Resource Hub 

The London Growth Hub has launched an EU Post-Transition support hub which provides a range of services including webinars, factsheets and advice. 

Find out more about the Brexit business resource hub

The London Growth Hub is also delivering bespoke support with two specialist EU transition advisers who can provide businesses with the most up-to-date guidance concerning: 

  • Employing and managing staff 
  • Importing and exporting with the EU 
  • Managing data and intellectual property 
  • Business travel. 

Book a session with an adviser here London Business Hub EU Transition Adviser - London Business Hub

FSB EU Transition Hub 

The Federation of Small Businesses has an online EU Transition Hub providing information and guidance on the changes. Get more information from The UK transition | FSB, The Federation of Small Businesses.

Step by step guides for importers and exporters

Import goods into the UK: step by step

Export goods from the UK: step by step

Trading standards law explained

Advice from Business Companion website on the law and leaving the EU

Need more help?

Please contact the H&F Trading Standards team at if you have any further questions or need more support.