Nationwide events to help prepare businesses for Brexit

The Government has launched a series of nationwide events for businesses so that they can ask questions and receive advice on a range of areas to help them to get ready for Brexit.

Government advisers from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Home Office, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the Department for International Trade, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will be made available to speak to attendees at the events.

The event in London will take place on 20 September, and experts will be on hand to advise on importing and exporting goods, exporting services, employing EU citizens, transferring data, and extra support available in the local area.

Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom said that her number one priority is ensuring businesses have the help they need to get ready for Brexit and take advantage of the opportunities beyond.

She added that the local events are an excellent opportunity for businesses to get advice from the Government, as all the relevant teams are in one place, so any business that wants more information about what they need to do to should make sure they attend.

In addition to the events, the Government has pledged to spend an additional £2.1 billion on Brexit preparations, doubling funding for this year, which includes £108 million to support businesses to get ready.

The Government has also set up a new Business Finance Council, made up of senior representatives from the UK’s leading banks and alternative lenders, which will help small businesses to get the working capital and investment they need.

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