Brexit adjustment guidance Useful links for directors

This page provides links to advice from Government departments to help directors adjust their organisations to the end of Brexit Transition.

You may wish to start with’s Brexit Check Starting Point Tool, which is available here.

For more information, advice and events, visit the IoD’s Covid Hub, or contact the IoD Policy Team here.

Borders – Cabinet Office

Revised Border Operating Model (NB this has gone through several iterations and deals with all processes for importing goods after the end of transition – last updated 31 Dec 2020)

EU Transition Trader & Industry Forum

Customs & Tariffs (inc. Rules of Origin) – HMRC

Trade Tariff Look-Up Tool

Flowchart for importing from the EU

Flowchart for exporting to the EU

EORI numbers

Rules of Origin (to qualify for continued tariff-free trade between the UK and EU (and exceptions))


VAT on Goods Trade and Postponed Accounting

VAT on Services Trade

Agrifood, Plants & Horticulture, Chemicals – DEFRA

Information for food & drink businesses trading with the EU

Importing and exporting live animals and/or animal products

Importing and exporting plants/plant products

Transiting animals/animal products through GB


Northern Ireland (Protocol)

Landing page for protocol guidance

Using the Trader Support Service (TSS) to help reduce customs costs

Changes to VAT on moving goods between GB and NI

At-risk information for moving goods from GB to NI

Sending parcels between GB and NI

Cash controls for entering NI from GB

Services/Financial Services – DIT/HMT

Selling services to the EU/EEA/Switzerland from 1 Jan 2020

Guidance landing page for financial services

Non-EU trade – DIT

Guidance landing page for rollover updates

Turkey FTA summary

Manufactured goods, Conformity Assessments and Standards – BEIS

Placing manufactured goods on the EU market – GOV.UK (

Conformity assessment and accreditation

Audit and Accounting – BEIS/Companies House

Auditing for UK auditors and audit firms operating in the European Economic Area (EEA)

Accounting for UK companies

Accounting for European Economic Area (EEA) organisations

Registration and reporting changes

Immigration & Labour Mobility

New points-based system guide to UK immigration from Jan 1st (employers guide)

UK nationals living in EU, EEA and Switzerland after 1 Jan 2021

Working in the EU after Jan 1st –  UK nationals living in EU, EEA and Switzerland after 1 Jan 2021

Healthcare links to different European country information

UK nationals living in EU, EEA and Switzerland after 1 Jan 2021

Settled Status – EU/EEA nationals in the UK (until 31 June 2021)

Transport – DfT

Using the new GVMS to move goods (Goods Vehicle Movement System)

End-to-end guide for GVMS

Healthcare – DHSC

EHIC changing to GHIC system after Brexit

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