Brexit Business Readiness Update – 23 July 2019

Here is the latest news/update from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy…

Recent Announcements/Updates  

Workforce and People 

Department for Education have provided advice for higher education institutions in England on how to prepare for Brexit: Update 1 – Informing students and staff from the EU about the EU Settlement Scheme: Brexit: preparations for higher education institutions Update 2 – Informing students and staff from the EU about the EU Settlement Scheme Brexit: preparations for further education and apprenticeship providers

UK Visas and Immigration update on how EU citizens provide evidence that they have been living in the UK if the government cannot confirm this through an automated check of UK tax and some benefits records. Update – added the application start page: EU Settlement Scheme: evidence of UK residence

Importing and Exporting

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs have provided details on how to notify the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) if businesses plan to import animals, germplasm and animal products from the EU. Update – IV66 import notification form (Welsh and English) updated: EU import of animals and animal products: notify authorities

Department for International Trade have updated the list of the trade and mutual recognition agreements the UK has signed with non-EU countries. Update – added Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama) to the list of signed trade agreements: Signed UK trade agreements transitioned from the EU

Department for Exiting the European Union have provided an update for the steps the UK is taking to deliver continuity across a number of international agreements that we currently participate in as a member of the EU if the UK leaves without a deal: Update International Agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal


NEW – Foreign and Commonwealth Office publish a report which gives a detailed overview of the UK’s Strategic Export Controls work in January to December 2018. The report contains a section on UK and EU policy developments including Brexit: UK Strategic Export Controls annual report 2018


GOV.UK has an online tool to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Visit our Brexit advise page for more details: