Trading Through Brexit service gets digital reboot as transition period approaches final stages

By Nick Batten on 30 November, 2020

With the end of the Brexit transition period looming (1st January 2021), the Business West Trading Through Brexit hub has been relaunched to help enable businesses make crucial last-minute adjustments to the way they operate.

Business West’s award-winning Trading Through Brexit service has helped thousands of businesses over the last two years; addressing their biggest issues related to leaving the EU.

Regardless of whether or not the UK reaches a deal with the EU ahead of the deadline, businesses will still need to complete extra paperwork when importing or exporting goods, as well as complying with stricter immigration laws, amongst other issues.

The revamped Trading Through Brexit hub provides businesses with quick and easy access to a number of different online and offline resources:

  • Advice & Guidance – signposting to the latest government advice, FAQs and other useful related links
  • Content & Resources – curated directory of multimedia resources created by subject matter experts
  • Customs Declarations – brokerage service for importers and exporters, taking the hassle out of new paperwork
  • Brexit Support Services – access specialist support services designed to help you navigate through the disruption caused by Brexit

New visitors to the site also have the option to sign up to receive regular insights and information by email as the latest advice is updated.

Phil Smith, Managing Director for Business West, explained, “Business West has been the leading authority on business and Brexit in the South West since the referendum was announced in 2015.

“Working side by side with the business community, our policy team has been instrumental in enabling businesses to prepare for Brexit throughout this period. The TTB hub was a natural next step to allow more and more businesses to benefit from our advice online.

“As we enter this crucial period, with less than 40 days to go until the transition period ends, this timely digital reboot will enable businesses to find the information and resources they need to prepare for Brexit fast.”

A spokesperson for engineering company AVPE – which has received extensive support through the Trading Through Brexit programme – added, “We asked Business West to help us better understand the potential impacts of Brexit on our business. All advice was comprehensive: Business West managed to disseminate detailed technical information into far more understandable layman’s terms. My team now have a far better grasp on the challenges we face and how we need to amend our internal processes and systems accordingly.”