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Brexit - leaving the EU

The UK has left the EU. Visit for the latest Brexit news and recommendations.

There are new rules for businesses and citizens from 1 January 2021.

As a Council we are keen to ensure that you are aware of these changes and can access the appropriate support and advice available both nationally and locally.

You need to act now if you’re:

Please be aware that there are a number of partners who can provide support to businesses including:

West Midlands Growth Hub

The West Midlands Growth Hubs have collaborated to bring all the resources together that businesses need to navigate the changes and new rules, and to help businesses take advantage of new opportunities as the UK moves forward as an independent trading nation.

West Midlands Growth Hub - EU Support

HGV Drivers

Find sites where HGV drivers can get free COVID tests and border readiness checks before transporting goods to the EU.

Haulier advice: site locations (

Exporting goods from the UK

Check duties and customs procedures for exporting goods

The Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub

The Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub provide a variety of information about support, transition events, workshops, business support and much more.

Midland Export Academy

The Export Academy from the Department for International Trade will help you grow your business by showing you how to sell to new customers around the world. The course is free, and you’ll learn directly from experts in international trade who are on hand to provide support across a range of sectors and businesses, from selling children’s clothes to Spain, to providing PR services for clients in the US. The programme is designed for owners and senior managers of businesses with a turnover of up to £500,000. Export Academy Midlands (

Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce  

The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce has created a hub of information, resources and events to ensure your business is equipped for January 2021. Coventry & Warwickshire EU Transition Hub (

Federation of Small Businesses  

The FSB have launched a transition hub which is designed to support small businesses and the self-employed understand and prepare for what comes after the end of the UK/EU transition period.

The FSB is working alongside the Council and is currently offering a discounted membership. To apply for the discounted membership applicants should email:


Exporting to the EU Webinars for organisations that trade with the EU - GOV.UK (

Last updated Wednesday, 19th April 2023

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