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Brexit Resource Hub

Liverpool Global City – in partnership with Liverpool City Council

Liverpool is home to outstanding businesses from a diverse mix of sectors. Post-Brexit, our local businesses have been working tirelessly to meet new requirements and adapt their businesses to achieve national and global success.

After redefining our relationship with Europe, we’ve collected a number of local case studies from businesses who have faced challenges and found innovative solutions, that have enabled them to continue to grow their business. You can filter between hospitality and manufacturing case studies, and expert advice to find resources available to help you overcome common challenges.

Hospitality case studies

We caught up with local hospitality venues to find out how they have adapted during Brexit to overcome recruitment challenges and skills shortages

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Manufacturing case studies

Local manufacturers discuss their post-Brexit journey, and the complexities they have experienced and adapted to since redefining our relationship with Europe.

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Expert advice

Find other resources and expert advice available in Liverpool, provided by our trusted partners.

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Helpful links

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and a new trade and cooperation agreement now governs our relations. Its implications affect the way we import and export goods and services to the EU and the way we hire staff from the EU. You’ll find helpful guidance on how Brexit may affect you and your business on the following websites:

HMRC

For more help with importing, exporting or customs reliefs, call the Customs & International Trade helpline on 0300 322 9434. The helpline is open from 8am to 10pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 4pm at weekends. You can also send your questions using the online form or webchat.

 

If you have related queries to any of the issues listed below you can get help as follows:

  • CHIEF system issues / Operational problems please contact chief.operations@hmrc.gov.uk.
  • NCTS Technical questions – If you have a question about a specific consignment that is already live in transit please contact the ncts.helpdesk@hmrc.gov.uk
  • The National Clearance Hub – Supports border movements and operates 24/7. The duty team will respond to urgent Transit, Customs Comprehensive Guarantee (CCG), Covid19 vaccine or seafood movement-related issues and can be reached by emailing NCH@hmrc.gov.uk.
  • EORI Numbers – Please check the guidance held at : www.gov.uk/EORI for assistance with EORI-related queries and contact details.
  • Importing Goods into the UK – A step-by-step guide on how to bring goods into the UK from any country, including how much tax and duty you’ll need to pay and whether you need to get a licence or certificate can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/import-goods-into-uk.
  • Exporting Goods from the UK – A step-by-step guide on how to move goods from the UK to international destinations, including the EU can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/export-goods.

Government Transition Support

New rules apply to travel and doing business with Europe.

The gov.uk website supports UK firms in trading post-transition and features new rules, important announcements and a Brexit Checker, that provides a personalised list of actions for your business. Find out more here

Watch free webinars, and download useful guidance

You can also watch videos, sign up for email alerts and register for free webinars to learn more about UK transition here

Growth Platform

For Liverpool City Region specific post-EU transition support, visit the Growth Platform website here

Department for International Trade

If you are a UK business and have any questions about exporting goods or services to Europe, DIT has launched a new Export Support Service.

The Export Support Service is a helpline and online service where all UK businesses can get answers to practical questions about exporting to Europe. The service is a ‘one-stop shop’ and brings together UK government information, making it easier for exporters to access advice and support. Visit GOV.UK/ask-export-support-team or call 0300 3038955

British Chamber Trade Hub

The British Chambers of Commerce is committed to supporting both national and international trade to enable businesses to survive and thrive. Find out key information on trading from 2021, support for international firms and more, via the British Chambers of Commerce Brexit Hub.

Liverpool Chamber is committed to supporting trade in Liverpool, and has a host of support services available to local businesses.

Public-funded programmes

We offer part-funded public programmes to help you cover the cost of expanding into new markets, including flights, accommodation, trade fairs and marketing. Find out more here

Accredited Training Courses

We offer a wide range of courses accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), leading to a professionally-recognised qualification and a better-prepared workforce. Find out more here

International Trade Club

Our International Trade Club meets quarterly, exclusively for members to discuss challenges facing businesses trading in the international arena. It’s a trusted platform to share knowledge, advice and exchange trade practices for businesses at the heart of a global trade network. To find out more, contact export@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

Trade Help Desk

Members can access our trade help desk for support, assistance, and extra reassurance when dealing with international trade. It’s designed to answer enquiries that can be dealt with in under ten minutes. To find out more, contact export@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

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