Digital tools to help you prepare
Webinars, online training, videos and podcasts
For details of forthcoming webinars and training sessions, check the events calendar on our overview page.
The Government has produced a series of webinars with specific information for the following sectors, which are available to replay:
- Animals and animal products
- Chemical regulations
- Completing customs import declarations
- Consumer goods
- Export health certificates
- Intellectual property
- Investing and operating as a UK business in the EU
- Life sciences
- Metals and other materials
- Personal data
- Professional services: qualifications, audit and accounting, and legal services
- Regulation of manufactured goods
- Services and investment
- Trade with Northern Ireland
You can also register for access to on-demand UK Transition video explainers on areas including exports, imports, tariffs, data and hiring.
HM Revenue and Customs has produced a series of short videos aimed at businesses that are new to customs.
1. What is customs?
2. What you need to know to bring goods into the UK
3. What you need to do to send goods out of the UK
4. What are commodity codes?
5. What are controlled goods?
6. How to check if you can delay customs payments and declarations
Ministry of Justice Intellectual Property webinar
This webinar explores how UK businesses and legal professionals can both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property rights across Europe following the end of the Transition Period.
Podcast: Business and the future of immigration in 2021
Official Home Office podcast.
Video case studies
- Kendal Nutricare
“We understand the system, and so do our customers – and thankfully things are working much smoother.”
👆 Ross McMahon, CEO of @KendalNutricare, on how they are keeping their business moving now that the Brexit transition period has ended.
— HM Government North (@HMGNorth) February 22, 2021
2. Playdale Playgrounds
‘All of our deliveries so far this year have gone into the EU smoothly.’
— HM Government North (@HMGNorth) February 10, 2021
Last October, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce commissioned experts in intellectual property law, international trade and HR to deliver three workshops to help businesses prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. We recorded their presentations as webinars and also recorded short podcasts with each of them. Much of the content remains relevant as businesses prepare for the end of the transition period.
1. Data, IP and tech
More than 40 years since the UK joined what is now the EU, trying to understand the laws that may change on a no-deal departure and what that means for your business is challenging.
Alex Craig, head of commercial at law firm Muckle, explains the impact on data flow and intellectual property rights including copyright, designs, trade marks and patents.
Supporting video on the exhaustion of IP rights
Click HERE to download the slides from Alex’s webinar.
Understand what Brexit will mean for data handling, intellectual property rights and .eu domain names. Alex outlines the changes and the likely impacts for UK businesses.
2. International trade after Brexit
Mark Rowbotham is a consultant in international trade.
He explores what Brexit means for exporters and importers, crucially complete withdrawal from the Single Market and the imposition of full import and export controls for goods moving to and from the EU in a manner similar to the UK’s trade with non-EU countries now.
This presentation highlights these changes and provides the information you need to make sure you’re prepared and are implementing measures to ensure that trade with the EU continues to run smoothly.
Click HERE to download the slides from Mark’s webinar
Chamber podcast: International trade after Brexit
Mark explores what a no-deal Brexit would mean for exporters and importers.
3. Brexit and your workforce
People are key to every business so this webinar covers your current and future workforce – whether you employ migrant workers, your staff travel to the EU for servicing of contracts or other business purposes or you’re concerned about workforce retention.
Lee Petts of Seekly Recruitment takes you through the measures you need to take around employee EU registration, employee compliance, planning, future-proofing and HR workforce support.
Click HERE to download the slides from Lee’s webinar
In this podcast, Lee sets out what employers need to do to ensure they can retain and recruit the people they need beyond Brexit.