Get set for Brexit

We can help your business get set for Brexit through a range of support, whatever planning stage you're at. Our handy toolkit will equip you with the know-how and confidence to take the next step to grow your business in EU markets and beyond.

Step 1

What support is available?

There a few things you can do now to prepare your business for the UK's departure from the EU - Read our 15 point Brexit checklist

Ask about:

  • Help from an export adviser to create a Brexit-focused action plan
  • International project support
  • Online learning, skills workshops and networking events
  • Market research support
  • Access to EU market opportunities

 

 

Step 2

Talk to an export adviser

Our export advisory service can provide your business with one-to-one support to help you think ahead and assess what Brexit might mean for you.

Get in touch to talk an export adviser

 

Step 3

Create an action plan for Brexit

Our export advisors will work with you to develop a Brexit-focused action plan. We'll help make sure you're as Brexit-ready as possible, equipped with the know-how to plan for the likely consequences of Brexit.

This should form part of your overall business plan. Your management team should be committed to it and it must be integrated into your business operations.

Step 4

International project support

Grants are available for consultancy support to help your business plan for Brexit and identify specific Brexit-related international issues that may impact your company's growth.

Examples of potential area of support include:

  • Reviewing and optimising transport or logistics arrangements
  • Strengthening financial and currency management and mitigating against risk
  • Brexit impact scenario planning and potential outcomes for your business
  • Supply chain risks and opportunities
  • Modelling the impact of potential changes to tariffs, documentary requirements and customs clearance
  • Identifying potential staff recruitment and retention issues relating to Brexit and any skills gaps

Am I eligible?

Our international project support is available to companies based in Scotland who are exporting outside the UK and could potentially be negatively impacted by Brexit.

The level of support is subject to your individual growth plans, how you will be impacted and the steps you are taking to prepare for Brexit.

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What if the UK leaves the EU with no deal?

UK Government has guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, including:

  • Applying for EU-funded programmes
  • Importing and exporting
  • Labelling products and making them safe
  • Money and tax
  • Regulating medicines and medical equipment
  • State aid
  • Workplace rights

Read guidance for a 'no-deal Brexit' on GOV.UK website 

Additional support to help your company sell into the EU

Got a Brexit planning question?

Get in touch with our export advisers for full details of how we can help your business grow in EU markets and beyond.