Leaving the EU will impact on many areas of our economy. Importing, exporting and transport, regulations and standards, energy and climate, intellectual property, supplying services to the EU, funding, data use, procurement and employing EU citizens.
All our members should by now understand what Brexit means to them. If your business does any of the following, you need to make sure you’re prepared:
You need check your situation using the Get Ready For Brexit tool and follow the four easy steps. We would recommend that all Forum members take the time to do this exercise, whether they are customers, suppliers or employees.
Answer seven simple questions about your business.
You will then be sign-posted to the documents that could be relevant to your business, read them and take action where appropriate.
Sign up for email alerts so that you stay updated.
The gov.uk website has all the information that you will need to enable you to be ready for and deal with
Brexit. It covers four key areas and is regularly updated.
Many Forum members employ EU citizens in their businesses. With this in mind it is important that you are aware of the EU Settlement Scheme and how it works as you may need to signpost and help some of your employees to go through this process.
What is the EU Settlement Scheme?
If you are an EU citizen, you and your family members are able to apply to the EU settlement scheme to continue living in the UK. This information also applies to EEA and Swiss nationals, who are eligible to apply to the EU settlement scheme.
The EU settlement scheme allows EU citizens and their families to get the immigration status they need to continue to live, work and study in the UK. This status means that you continue to be eligible for:
How to apply?
EU citizens need to complete a short online application form, using a computer, tablet or mobile phone. The application will ask for basic factual information like name, address, contact details and nationality. It is free to apply to the scheme.
Application guidance can be found on gov.uk.
Once the guidance has been read the application can be completed at gov.uk/apply-eu-settled-status.
To complete the application you will need the following:
For more information, guides and leaflets on the EU Settlement Scheme, including the support available,
Prepare your business for the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that are replacing the Data Protection Act of 1998 from 25th May 2018. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation is the most important change in data privacy regulation for 20 years.
The new regulations are vast and how they are to be implemented will be bespoke to each business.
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