The archive for all our articles on Brexit and its impact and implications for UK small businesses.

Export & Import

Border Target Operating Model and how it will affect your business

The introduction of the Border Target Operating Model will make it harder for UK businesses to import meat and dairy products.


UKCA safety mark postponed indefinitely by Government

Plans to transition to a UKCA designation system for business products, separate from the EU's CE marking, have been put on hold


Brexit is not working, say small businesses

Nearly 80% of firms that trade with the EU say that the current Brexit deal is not helping them increase sales or grow their business

Export & Import

How to import plants into the UK

Importing plants is a complex process. This guide will walk you through it, with Joe Thompson of Underleaf describing his experiences

Legal advice

What is the UKCA mark and how does it affect my small business?

We explain the new UKCA mark which has replaced the CE mark for products sold on the market in Great Britain

Export & Import

One year on, Brexit deal gets massive thumbs-down

More than three quarters of small businesses that export to Europe say the EU trade deal has not helped them grow sales


Cut Brexit red tape, BCC tells government

The British Chamber of Commerce has called on the government to make exporting easier for SMEs, such as reducing red tape

Export & Import

EU import changes – what’s changing from January 1

Anybody who imports from the EU will have to submit paperwork in advance of goods entering the country from January 1 2022. Here's how you can prepare for EU import changes as Brexit restrictions bite


Businesses have become ‘drunk on cheap labour’, say Tories

Tory ministers have been saying that businesses are to blame amid post-Brexit fuel and staff shortages as they didn't prepare adequately


Sunak offers £500m for older workers to plug gaps in small business workforce

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is to announce measures to bolster the workforce, such as helping older people get into work


Calls to extend complex Brexit Support Fund

The Brexit Support Fund closed to new applications last month despite distributing around a third of its funding pot


Brexit puts more than third of UK small businesses at risk of closure

More than two fifths of UK SMEs claim that Brexit will or already has resulted in redundancies

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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