Enterprise East Cambridgeshire has launched a new digital information hub for businesses across the district to help them plan for the end of the UK transition period at the end of the year.
The UK Transition, also known as Brexit, is due to come to an end on 31st December 2020 and will bring about a series of changes to the flow of people, data, goods and services between the UK and the EU.
This will particularly affect those businesses who sell goods to the EU, travel to the EU for work purposes, employ overseas nationals, receive personal data from contacts in the EEA and provide services in the EU.
On the Enterprise East Cambs website, businesses from a range of different industries can find guidance relevant to them as well as useful links to signpost them to further resources.
Councillor David Brown, Chairman of the Finance and Assets Committee at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “From January 1st 2021, the UK will leave the single market and customs union and businesses need to prepare for the inevitable changes this will bring.
“It is critical that businesses use this time to implement all of the relevant policies and procedures to ensure they can still operate and Enterprise East Cambs’ UK transition hub is a great resource that businesses can use to achieve this.
“I would urge all businesses to ulitise the support and guidance from the hub and prepare for the UK’s exit from the European Union on December 31st.”
Specific guidance is provided for sectors from automotive to retail and construction to life sciences.
Businesses can access the Enterprise East Cambs support hub via their UK Transition specific webpage: https://www.enterpriseeastcambs.co.uk/uk-transition/changes-ahead.htm
Press release from East Cambridgeshire District Council