EU Exit: Support to prepare for the end of transition
Businesses encouraged to access EU Exit support from Invest Northern Ireland and InterTradeIreland
Northern Ireland businesses are facing challenging times from COVID-19 and EU Exit presents further uncertainty. To help with this Invest NI and InterTradeIreland have reinforced their suites of support.
The resources on offer to help prepare for the end of the EU Exit transition period include online Brexit tools, webinars and EU Exit support vouchers.
Invest NI support
Invest NI offers a range of support services to companies including information workshops, an online assessment tool, a Brexit preparation grant, and online tutorials which provide access to specialist advisers in people movement and immigration, preparing your data for EU Exit and VAT implications.
InterTradeIreland has supports available to help cross-border traders assess their exposure in these areas and to take mitigating actions - find out more on the InterTradeIreland: Brexit2020 hub.
InterTradeIreland’s Brexit Advisory Service provides financial support and professional support on customs, supply chain, rules of origin with online learning supplemented by specialist webinars aimed at the cross-border market. Find out how IntertradeIreland's Brexit Advisory Service can help your business.
Actions to prepare for EU Exit
There are actions which businesses can take now to ensure they are equipped to face the challenges and opportunities from 1 January 2021, including:
- review and map full supply chains
- understand where your data is hosted and how your organisation moves data across the EU border
- complete a workplace audit and provide information to European Economic Area workers in relation to the EU Settlement Scheme
- complete Invest NI’s EU Exit Resilience online assessment tool to assess your level of business readiness
- review and map out transport routes for goods
- sign up for the UK Government’s free Trader Support Service
- sign up for GOV.UK updates on transition arrangements
Find more guidance and sector-specific advice in EU Exit: Support for your business.
First published: 22 September 2020