Regulations and technical guidance

In February the government published information and guidance, and signposted an online tool, for businesses to find the latest information on EU Exit, how they will be affected, and the actions they can take to prepare.

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Businesses are advised to access the tool here and sign up to receive customised alerts.

The Government has also prepared created links to relevant information which is available from several government departments all aimed at supporting businesses in the lead-up to and during the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Please see below for further information.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Defra will continue to provide updates and information on other topics that may affect businesses should we leave the EU without a deal.

  • The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has now published eighteen sector primers for businesses

BEIS, in partnership with the Department for International Trade and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, has also published guidance for UK businesses on EU service provision if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, with guides specific to various EU countries. These can be accessed here. BEIS has also published guidance for businesses on the regulatory requirements for placing goods on the UK and EU markets after the UK leaves the EU here.



  • The Border Delivery Group and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have published a set of communications resources on GOV.UK, to accompany the Partnership Pack. These include a range of leaflets and videos that set out the key actions that businesses need to take to continue to trade with the EU if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. There are also step-by-step guides and videos on importing and exporting.

If you have any questions relating to business issues in the event of a no-deal Brexit please contact the team at Dorset Gateway.