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

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


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.

Government Grants

Where to find your £2,000 Brexit Support Fund grant

Government opens £20m SME Brexit Support Fund for businesses solely exporting to the EU. Where to find your £2,000 grant.


UK-EU exports fell by over 40% in January 2021

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that UK-EU exports fell in the first month after the end of the Brexit transition

Export & Import

How to minimise gaps in your supply chain post Brexit

5 tips to ensure stock from European suppliers continues to flow as uninterrupted as possible now that Britain has left the EU

Export & Import

Half of small business exporters struggling with new rules post Brexit

Increased paperwork, costs, delays and confusion over rules cited at stumbling blocks in British Chambers of Commerce survey.


How to avoid paying £130,000 in VAT registration fees if you export to EU

UK small businesses face having to register for VAT in each EU country they sell direct to, which could cost tens of thousands of pounds for the privilege of paying tax in Europe

Legal advice

Gaining settled status for European employees – what employers should do

Helen Jamieson of Jaluch tells us what role employers play in securing the settled (or pre-settled) status of their European employees


Fashion industry struggles for survival due to post-Brexit red tape

Hundreds of leading figures in the fashion world are warning of the damage being done by red-tape and travel restrictions since leaving the EU


What the Brexit deal means for small business

The government has yet to release the actual text of the Brexit deal, but there are things you need to do now before January 1

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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