Brexit support for SMEs

The Government’s decision to phase in implementation of post-Brexit regulations for imports and exports was designed to give companies time to adapt to the new requirements. With the second and third phases due to be phased in in April and June, the Government has now further helped in that adaption by launching a Brexit support fund for SMEs.

The fund provides a grant of up to £2,000 which SMEs can use to access training and professional advice in respect of exporting to and importing from the EU and Northern Ireland. It is intended, the Government say, to cover areas such as:

Dialling in to 2021

How are your New Year business resolutions for 2021 coming along? Whatever sector you are in it is a fair bet that your business plans may have to take into account the ongoing Covid pandemic and the signing of the post Brexit agreement between the UK and EU. And given all that has happened in the last year it is understandable if the planning process is not quite as straightforward as usual.