Latest Brexit news

All the latest news, views & updates from the British Chambers of Commerce & Suffolk Chamber of Commerce:

February 2020

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has extended the deadline for businesses to apply for customs support funding to 31 January 2021.

Opportunity for Suffolk businesses to contribute to shaping future UK trade policy

January 2020

Brexit Transition Period and Beyond - useful information

November 2019

Moneycorp blog on UK election

BCC - Withdrawal Agreement & Political Declaration

Suffolk Chamber member - Petaurum HR 'The Brexit Effect Guide'

October 2019

BEIS have added a digital Brexit Roadshow which can hold up to 10,000 businesses. This will be taking place on the 16th October. To register, use this link

No-Deal Readiness Report

Exporting country guides

September 2019

BCC No Deal Guidance Risk Register

Webinars - UK Government - Border Delivery Group

Get ready for Brexit - The UK will leave the EU on 31 October 2019. Answer a few questions to find out how you or your business should prepare.

Import/Export Helpline Launched: Open Monday – Friday 08.30am –5.00pm Contact no: 0300 3301 331

BCC: New survey shows potential impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on UK business investment, recruitment intentions

The British Chambers of Commerce publishes new research demonstrating some of the potential real-world consequences of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the 31st of October. Read full article here.

August 2019


As many traders as possible will be automatically allocated an EORI number to enable them to trade smoothly once the UK leaves the EU on 31 October.

Every business will need an EORI number to move goods into or out of the EU after Brexit. HMRC is sending letters to all possible VAT-registered businesses over the next two weeks to advise them of their assigned UK EORI number. 

If your business is not VAT-registered, you still need to register for an EORI number. Getting an EORI number is an easy process that only takes 5-10 minutes. Get started here:

July 2019

Department of Health and Social Care have published a letter to suppliers giving an update on ensuring a continued supply of medicines and medical products if the UK leaves the EU with no deal

Department of Health and Social Care have announced plans to launch procurement exercises to secure freight capacity if the UK leaves the EU with no deal

Department for Exiting the European Union have formed a Business and Trade Union Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group

June 2019

UK and Korea sign joint statement for trade continuity

Key unanswered questions for a ‘no-deal’ scenario

April 2019

Brexit - Suffolk support for Suffolk businesses: survey

Brexit Business Advisers needed

Firms that are stockpiling are urged to check their insurance cover

Tariff Videos: answers to queries on tariffs

Fish Companies requiring Export Health Certificates: survey

Adam Marshall speaks at annual conference

Brexit: Food & Drink

March 2019

moneycorp: Brexit through the looking glass

EU Exit: Avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland in a no deal scenario

Leaving the EU: advice for businesses

Traders - Prepare for EU exit

Customs preparations for a no deal Brexit

February 2019

Cross-border trade

How does Brexit affect the sector you are in?

FTA No Deal Brexit Customs Workshop

HMRC EU Exit Short Straits Trader

January 2019

BCC Brexit Support for Business

BCC - Key unanswered questions for a ‘no-deal’ scenario


BCC Brexit Risk Register 2018

BCC comments on Brexit - December 2018

BCC sets out concerns to Prime Minister ahead of publication of Immigration White Paper

Deadline of December 21 to apply for EU haulage permits

BCC: No deal advice on EU citizens long overdue

BCC: Withdrawal Agreement FAQ's 

BCC comments on latest batch of no-deal technical notices

BCC initial reaction to the Government’s post-Brexit immigration plans

BCC: Brexit Preparedness Factsheet

BCC: business alarm on potential Brexit VAT bombshell

BCC and Suffolk Chamber on Brexit White Paper: time to translate ambition into answers for business

British Chambers Practicalities Scorecard

BCC response to Chequers summit conclusions

British Chambers of Commerce report on business preparedness for post-Brexit customs procedures

Dr. Adam Marshall, director-general of the BCC on putting Brexit into perspective

British Chambers of Commerce comments on Theresa May Brexit speech: positive ambition – now for the detail

British Chambers of Commerce responds to Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence

British Chambers of Commerce Brexit and Trade Update