Irrespective of whether there is a deal or not after the end of the transition period with the European Union (EU), the UK will experience a series of significant, and depending on the timing, abrupt changes to how businesses operate. Exports, imports, animal welfare, plant health, food labelling, labour and customs arrangements will all change overnight.
Produced by the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), this guidance sets out the steps which will need to be taken and where rural business owners can find more information. The advice has been independently compiled by CLA experts.
It sets out:
- How to use this guidance;
- The need to be Brexit ready;
- An easy-to-use checklist of issues of concern;
- Planning for the future;
- Up to date briefing notes covering all sectors
Of course, the decision about what actions to take will be unique to every businesses’ needs. This guidance is not intended to make a judgement on the specific activities you should be undertaking after 1 January 2021.
Even if you are not directly involved in importing from or exporting to the EU, please look through this document, as the changes may have an indirect impact on your business through your supply chains.
This guidance applies for member in both England and Wales. Wales-specific resources are highlighted in Section 4. This guidance updates and replaces the CLA’s No-deal Brexit Advice Pack, distributed in October 2019.