08 Mar 2019
HMRC is continuing to support UK businesses to help them prepare for the changes that will occur if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March.
This week we published a letter to 135,000 UK businesses that currently trade goods with non-EU countries. The letter outlines important changes to customs procedures and VAT for UK-EU trade that will occur if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. These changes will also impact on UK trade outside of the EU.
What you need to know about EORI numbers:
Our latest letter follows on from three letters we have already written to 145,000 UK businesses that trade with the EU, setting out the actions they must take to prepare their business for a potential no deal exit from the EU on 29 March. They include the actions these businesses must take now to make sure they are able to trade as smoothly as possible when we leave, such as registering for an international trader number, known as an EORI number, which these businesses will need to continue trading with the EU.
Where can I go for further support and guidance to prepare my business for EU Exit?
If you are in any doubt about whether your business, or a business you support, will be affected by EU Exit then you should use the dedicated 'Prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU' tool on GOV.UK. The tool asks seven questions about the nature of the trade they carry out before presenting the relevant guidance to inform their preparations.
If you are a UK business that trades with the EU, or you support such a business, then we have a dedicated 'Communications resources' page that helps to explain the actions you must take to prepare and provides further guidance and support for each step. The page includes:
You will also find dedicated guidance on 'Preparing for EU Exit if you live in the UK', 'Living in Europe after the UK leaves the EU' and 'Continuing to live in the UK after we leave the EU' which you may find useful.