Preparing for Brexit 

Negotiations around the UK’s withdrawal from, and future relationship with, the European Union continue to dominate the UK political landscape.

The Chamber network is primarily focused on assessing the practicalities of Brexit for business communities across the UK and helping them to prepare.

Businesses across the UK should be planning for the challenges and opportunities ahead. Here you will find advice and notifications to help you understand the latest in the Brexit process and prepare for the future.

Government guidance

Guidance & Notifications

  • The Government has launched a hub for no deal Brexit informaiton with dedicated sections for businesses, individuals, UK nationals in the EU and EU nationals in the UK. 
Hub available • here
  • The UK Government has produced some guidance documents on how to prepare for Brexit if there is no deal.
Documents available • here
  • HMRC ‘no deal’ Brexit advice for businesses only trading with the EU
Read more • here
  • HMRC partnership pack to prepare for changes at the UK border after a ‘no deal’ EU exit
Find out more • here


The Chamber is helping and supporting businesses across the North-east in the build up to Brexit. The below documents have been to provide insight into how your organisation can prepare for Brexit. 

Questions and answers: no deal Brexit

The European Commission has pulled together the below document which includes questions and answers about the consequences of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a ratified Withdrawal Agreement (no deal Brexit). 

Questions and answers: no deal Brexit • Click here
Brexit Agreement FAQ

Following the publication of the Withdrawal Agreement, the BCC has put together a FAQ on the agreement and the likely next steps in the process.

Brexit Agreement FAQ • Click here
Business Brexit Checklist
The Bristish Chamber of Commerce Business Brexit Checklist will help companies consider the changes that Brexit may bring, and help to plan at both operational and Board level.


Business Brexit Checklist • Click here
Business Brexit Risk Register

Following the publication of UK government contingency planning, and as negotiations continue, the British Chambers of Commerce has created a Risk Register.

Business Brexit Risk Register • Click here
10 steps to prepare for Brexit 

Our 10 steps to prepare for Brexit document allows orgainsations to gain advice and support about Brexit preparations.

10 steps to prepare for Brexit • Click here


Here at the Chamber we have a range of courses from understanding the basics to more in depth fundementals, find a level that suits you and discover more about the changes in international markets. 

International Business and Exporting • Courses


Download our new import - export training programme • here


Brexit preparations: A safe and cost effective route via AEO and CDS

Whatever happens on March 30, 2019 and in the following months, our focus at the Chamber remains firmly on assessing the implications for business, seeking clarity and providing practical guidance on the key issues our members need to be aware of.

There are practical steps companies can take right now, such as looking at their supply chain to assess the potential risks Brexit could have on their organisation.

This event will provide an introduction to the potential benefits of AEO, business compliance and estimate the investment required in time and resource.

Delegates will hear about the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) currently introduced by HMRC, the replacement to the 25 year old Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system and how the Chamber could assist businesses in a smooth transition mitigating the risks associated with the introduction of this new system.

Various dates available find out more • here