BEIS launches 'prepare for Brexit' webinars

Darryl Danielli
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is to host a series of webinars to help businesses navigate potential challenges as the end of the Brexit transition period looms.

BEIS is hosting nine sector-specific Brexit webinars
BEIS is hosting nine sector-specific Brexit webinars

With only 12 weeks until the UK leaves the EU single market and customs union on 31 December, starting today BEIS is hosting a series of sector specific webinars to support businesses.

According to BEIS, they will explain what the changes will mean and the actions businesses must take to avoid interruption and enjoy the opportunities the UK’s new relationship with the EU will bring.

Webinars
Services and Investment 13 October
Retail 14 October
Automotive 14 October
Metals and Materials 20 October
Electronics and Machinery 21 October
Consumer Goods 22 October
Life Sciences 27 October
Construction 28 October
Aerospace 29 October

While there’s no webinar dedicated specifically to the print industry, a BEIS spokesperson said that the Metals and Other Materials sessions, which takes place at 11am on Tuesday 20 October was the most relevant.

It will cover themes including checking your goods comply with regulations; preparing for changes to importing and exporting; tariffs; new protections against unfair import practices; UK REACH chemical regulations; and hiring staff from outside of the UK.

To listen to the sessions live, you can pre register at bit.ly/UKTwebinar or the sessions will be available on demand shortly afterwards.

BEIS also highlighted that the government has launched an online transition checker which asks a series of questions and then creates a personalised checklist of actions your business needs to take.

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