Brexit Business Readiness Bulletin      
Issue 41: 20 December 2019      

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU. This Bulletin aims to provide you and your networks with important information from Government and rally businesses to get ready for Brexit.    

The Withdrawal Agreement Bill

Following the State Opening of Parliament by HM The Queen on Thursday 19 December, the Leader of the House of Commons, Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, announced that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill will have its Second Reading on Friday 20 December 2019.  The Withdrawal Agreement Bill has been published and can be viewed here.  The Bill reflects the agreements made with the EU and the passing of the Bill will pave the way for the UK to leave the EU by the end of the extension period.

Brexit Business Readiness Forum       

The forum will return in the new year. Their next forum will be held on Thursday 23 January 2020. Further details will be sent to relevant organisations under a separate cover.   Topics for the January Forum will be published in the January edition of the Bulletin.  However, we would really like to hear of any particular topics you would find useful for our upcoming forums. Please share your thoughts with us via







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'Get ready for Brexit' events.

Preparing your Business for Brexit

Use the checker tool to find out what you or your business will need to do to get ready for Brexit.

The CHECKER TOOL identifies relevant information based on seven simple questions;

This information has been sourced from the website.


If you import or export goods or services to the EU, you need to get your business ready for Brexit.

For example, you need to take action if you export goods to the EU 
or transport goods out of the UK by road.

You also need to check what you need to do now if you import goods from the EU 
or sell services to the EU.

There are different rules for moving goods between Ireland and Northern Ireland.



To visit Europe after Brexit there are things you need to do before you travel.

You should check if you need to renew your passport, buy travel insurance with healthcare cover, and make sure you have the right driving documents.

Check what you need to do to visit the EU


Living and working in an EU country after Brexit depends on the rules in that country.

You may need to register or apply for residency, check if you’re covered for healthcare, and exchange your UK driving licence for a licence issued by the EU country where you live.

Check your rights for the country you live in



You should check if you need to apply to the settlement scheme if you or your family are from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.

Check what you need to do to stay in the UK

Browse all information related to Brexit:


Guidance and regulation

News and communications

Research and statistics

Policy papers and consultations

Transparency and freedom of information releases
















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