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

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

Outlook

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

Outlook

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

Government Grants

Just 25% of cash earmarked for £20m Brexit Support Fund applied for

The government's £20m scheme to help small businesses get through Brexit paperwork appears to be a damp squib as SMEs are put off by complicated application process

Export & Import

What can I do if an EU customer refuses delivery of goods sold?

With some brands burning EU returns rather than have to pay the cost of reimporting them into Britain, what can a small business do if a European customer refuses delivery?

Export & Import

Small businesses selling into EU face £180m in extra red tape costs

An estimated 26,000 microbusiness sellers who sell into Europe will be dragged into registering for VAT for the first time

Outlook

A quarter of small exporters cease selling to EU since Brexit transition end

A significant proportion of small exporters have stopped trading to the EU as shipping times have increased in 2021.

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

Partner content

It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

Partner content

Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience