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The UK is leaving the EU single market and customs union, and the end of the transition period will affect citizens, businesses, as well as travel to and from the EU.

A three staged approach on border control

From 1 January 2021, controls will be placed on the movement of goods between Great Britain (GB) and the EU.

The UK Government will implement full border controls on imports coming into GB from the EU. Recognising the impact of coronavirus on businesses’ ability to prepare, the UK Government has taken the decision to introduce the new border controls in three stages up until 1 July 2021.The stages will be:

 1 January 2021

 1 April 2021

 1 July 2021

To prepare for the first stage on 1 January 2021, there are key steps you can take now. 
For detailed guidance on these steps click here

Check if you are eligible for a Customs Intermediary Grant

Eligible organisations can apply for funding to reimburse costs associated with increasing their capacity and enhancing their ability to complete customs declarations.

Eligible organisations can apply for funding for recruitment, employee training and IT, in preparation for additional customs declarations.

Eligible organisations include traders and customs intermediaries (such as customs brokers, fast parcel operators and freight forwarders).

Find out more here

Attend a webinar  

BEIS are hosting a series of free webinars which will  help you check the new rules and understand the actions you need to take.

The live sessions will take place at the following times:

The webinars will also be available afterwards.

Make sure you’re ready with the online tool 

Answer a few questions to get a personalised list of actions for you and your business.

Use the tool here

Speak to one of our specialists  

As part of our support offer to Cheshire and Warrington businesses, we have expanded our support team. The new specialists we are working with can provide guidance and advice on topics including:

  • Cashflow
  • Software and technology
  • Marketing and sales
  • International trade and rules of origin

To contact one of our advisors please click here

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With a £3.85m investment of European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) matched by investment by the three partner Institutions, this innovative programme brings together three key business support providers across Cheshire and Warrington to offer businesses access to a variety of services.

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