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There are new rules for businesses from 1 January 2021.

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The UK has left the EU single market and customs union and there are new rules for businesses from 1 January 2021.

Key Government guidance

  • Alex Hare

    Guidance for the tourism sector from January 2021

    Specific guidance for the tourism sector on, including employees, data and services.

  • VisitBritain/Craig Derrick

    Actions you need to take

    Use the free Government tool to get a personalised list of actions for your business and find the latest announcements that may affect you.

  • Guidance for arts, heritage and culture sectors

    Use the 7-point checklist to understand what you need to do before 1 January 2021 if you work in the arts, heritage and culture sectors.

  • Hiring staff from the EU

    From 1 January 2021, you will need to register as a licensed sponsor to hire eligible people from outside the UK.

  • Importing goods from the EU

    Businesses will need to complete certain actions to continue importing from EU countries from 1 January 2021.

  • Business webinars

    Watch free webinars to help you check the new rules and understand the actions to take.

  • Guidance on importing and exporting plants

    How to trade in plants and plant products, including trees, inside and outside the EU from 1 January 2021.

  • Sign up for email updates

    Register for email updates from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

  • Food and drink labelling changes

    How food and drink producers, manufacturers, retailers and suppliers must change labels from 1 January 2021.

  • Using personal data in your business from 1 January 2021

    What action you need to take regarding data protection and data flows with the EU/EEA after the end of the transition period.

  • Business Support Helpline

    The Business Support Helpline can help you identify the actions you need to take: 0800 998 1098.

  • Explainer videos

    Register for a series of new, on-demand videos to find out more about 18 topics, including hiring overseas staff, data and operating online.

  • Grants to help SME businesses new to importing or exporting

    The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice.

  • The EU Settlement Scheme during COVID-19

    If your employees are struggling to complete paperwork or meet the necessary conditions to stay in the UK due to COVID-19, the following Home Office guidance explains what they need to do.