In conversation with Colin Bell, Business Growth Director at the North East LEP, about the Brexit 'flextension'
With a Brexit 'flextension' now in place until January 2020 and a general election confirmed for 12 December, what can businesses to do counter the uncertainty that surrounds Brexit?
North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Business Growth Director, Colin Bell, takes a look at the implications for businesses and our preparations here in the North East. Read the blog here.
Tell us how the Brexit extension affects your business
Do you welcome the flextension or does it mean more uncertainty for your business? Will you continue to prepare for Brexit or will you wait to see what happens after the general election?
We still want to hear from North East businesses about the kind of support they need to prepare for Brexit.
Please complete our updated survey here to let us know how we can help your business to prepare.
Online Brexit Toolkit
Visit our free online Brexit toolkit to access guidance for North East businesses on preparing for Brexit, including:
Employing staff from the EU after Brexit - read the article
How to keep your data flowing between the UK and the EU - read the article
Six steps to keep importing after Brexit - read the article
Eight things to check if you export goods to the EU - read the article
How will Brexit impact contracts - read the article
Events coming up in the North East
The following events are coming up in our region:
Tuesday, 5th November: Export Processes, Compliance and Documents: 1 Day Course. Increase your understanding of the key aspects of the export process including the forms involved and the exporters’ statutory obligations and responsibilities. Find out more.
Tuesday, 19th November: YOU CAN EXPORT: Introduction to International Trade. Whether you are new to export or looking to enter new overseas markets, this workshop will provide you with an understanding of the benefits of exporting and what your company needs to do in order to position itself for long-term exporting success. Find out more.
Wednesday, 20th November: Customs Compliance, Processes and Documents: 1 Day Course. Gain an understanding of customs procedures for both import and exports. Find out more.
These are just some of the forthcoming events. See full event listings on the North East Growth Hub.
Free, expert Brexit business advice from Growth Hub Connect
The Growth Hub Connect service can provide one-to-one support to North East businesses in relation to Brexit preparations.
We know time is precious, which is why we’ll help you cut through the noise and provide credible, independent insight into the many support and funding schemes available in the region so you access the right support for your business.
Alan Hewett is our dedicated Connector, who can provide free advice on getting ready for Brexit.
To book an appointment with Alan, please call 0191 561 5468 or click here to send an email.