The UK leaves the EU

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In line with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK departed the EU at 11pm on Friday night. The transition period began on 1 February 2020 and will end on 31 December 2020.

During this time, EU law will continue to operate as it does now in the UK.

A period of change from early next year will impact the import and export of goods and services, and the EU Settlement Scheme. Businesses are advised to prepare themselves for every eventuality.

Brexit4Business is dedicated to providing guidance to local companies, so that they can get their businesses and staff Brexit-ready.

It offers free-to-access bespoke advice to companies regarding their specific needs, as well as holding free workshops for businesses to find out more on import and export documentation and the EU Settlement Scheme after Brexit.

This service is fully funded by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and The Business Board.

Brexit4Business free workshop events

Brexit: Where do we stand now?

Transition Period

As of 11pm on 31 January, the UK will enter a year-long transition period during which current EU rules will apply to importing and exporting.

If you have a question about Brexit and your business, or would like to find out more about a Brexit4Business event, please complete the form here and an advisor will get in touch with you promptly.

Free-to-access Import and Export and EU Settlement workshops are detailed below.

See the full list of local venues and book your free place here>>>

Import and Export Workshops

Our workshops run for three hours, offering you detailed information on how companies can prepare to import and export following Brexit:

    Exporting and importing within the EU
    Global trade following Brexit
    Export finance and insurance
    Import and export documentation
    Export licences
    Export declarations
    Import strategy
    Trade tariffs and duties

These workshops are open to representatives from any business in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area that currently imports or exports or intends to in the future.

EU Settlement Workshops

Our workshops run for three hours, providing you an insight into how Brexit may affect EU workers and the businesses that employ them:

  • Right to work in the UK
  • EEA/Swiss v non-EEA workers schemes
  • Documentation and checks for EU workers
  • EU settlement scheme
  • Skills-based immigration system
  • Penalties for non-compliance
  • Future employment

These workshops are open to any business within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that employs EU workers and wishes to continue to do so after Brexit, as well as any individual workers who want to know how they will be affected.

See the full list of local venues and book your free place here>>>



The Combined Authority is made up of eight founding members across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Each partner is represented by their leader at Combined Authority meetings.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority