The Growth Company is working to support Greater Manchester businesses and raise awareness of the need to ensure preparations are underway for the changes resulting from Brexit. In partnership with the 10 Greater Manchester councils and Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Growth Company is planning a series of events for businesses to support them to deal with the potential effects of Brexit.
The Business Growth Hub is also providing a range of resources for business, including:
- A Brexit tookit for businesses
- Monthly podcasts on the business support and any changes in the info that may have an impact in SMEs
- Monthly blogs on key topics such as EU Settlement Status, retaining EU talent and supply chain issues.
- Weekly Brexit news updates
- Updates via social media
Contact a Business Growth Hub adviser for more information or advice.
As well as this local support, central government has a tool to find out:
- what your business or organisation may need to do to prepare for Brexit
- what’s changing in your industry
- information on specific rules and regulations
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has also produced information and guidance which can be found at:
- GMCC Brexit hub – full of hand-picked guidance from UK Government, the EU, British Chambers of Commerce, Chamber’s partners and members aimed exclusively for exporters and importers, FAQ section and wide range of free resources
- Customs Declarations Services – Agent, training, and advice – New export/import requirement when trading with the EU
- Export Documentation, Certification & Legalisation Services – Please note important changes from 1st January 2021
- Bespoke Brexit Advice
- Export and Import Training – including new rules post Brexit
- Other International Trade Services
Central Government has advised that any business or organisation which receives personal data from partners or suppliers in the EU or EEA countries must act now to ensure they can still do so legally after Brexit.
Do you work in the Higher Education Sector? Work has been undertaken to understand the possible impacts on the numbers of EU students and lecturers. Early testing of the EU settlement scheme was used in the sector and support continues to be provided to ensure EU citizens apply for settled status.
Voluntary, community and social enterprise sector
GMCVO has produced a briefing for voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations on the impact of Brexit, the short and medium term risks, the preparations being made in Greater Manchester, and gives links to guidance published by the Office for Civil Society.
If you are a landlord, you should continue to follow Home Office guidelines on how to check a tenant’s right to rent.
There will be no changes to the right to rent for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members living in the UK until 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.