In preparation of the UK’s departure from the European Union, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are producing weekly Brexit Business Readiness Bulletins. These include concise and relevant information to help the Aerospace Sector prepare for October 31st. These weekly updates will also include information on how to attend upcoming UK-wide ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ roadshows and links to more detailed guidance on Brexit preparation. 

Issue 32: 18 September 2019       


Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.  This Bulletin aims to provide you and your networks with the latest information and guidance from Government, designed to rally businesses to get ready for Brexit.     

Brexit Business Readiness Events  

As part of the Government’s new ‘Get ready for Brexit’ campaign, starting from Monday 16 September 2019, the Government is running a series offree ‘Get ready for Brexit’ business readiness events across the UK during September and October, offering businesses help and advice on how to prepare for Brexit. These free events will enable businesses to meet government advisers to discuss what they need to do to prepare for Brexit, understand what’s changing in their industry, and information on specific rules and regulations. These events will provide  interactive support and advice stands, and in-depth sessions led by subject matter experts and will encourage businesses to visit the new checker tool which will help businesses to identify quickly what they need to do to ‘Get ready for Brexit’.  

BRO Grant     

Top Line    

On 29 August, Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced a £10m Business Readiness Fund for business organisations and trade associations to bid for support to help businesses in preparing for a 'No Deal' Brexit ahead of 31 October. For further information please visit:    


The Business Readiness Fund is still open to business organisations and trade associations throughout the UK to support activity to fully prepare businesses for Brexit.       

Activities funded by the grants must be open to both members and non-members, and to businesses large and small preparing for Brexit on 31 October. This will ensure all businesses will benefit, and that there are no barriers, such as affordability of membership.     

Applications for grants will be accepted up to Monday 30 September and further information and application details can be found at . Funding will have to be used on activities to be completed ahead of 31 October in order to ensure they are focused on Brexit preparations. 

For any queries please contact us at    

Brexit Business Readiness Forum       

Our next forum will be on Thursday 19 September, further details have been sent to relevant organisations under a separate cover.    

We would really like to hear from you if there is anything in particular that you would find useful for our upcoming forums, please share your thoughts with us        

Recent Announcements 

HMRC webinar  

This webinar provides an overview for UK businesses involved in the movement of goods between the EU and the UK. Please share with you members so they can find out what they need to know to keep importing and exporting.   

Date: Tuesday 17 September  

Time: 10am-11am  

Please join via the link below  

Importing and Exporting      

HM Revenue & Customs have provided guidance with videos about trading with the EU in a no-deal Brexit. Update – the getting ready for Brexit webinar has been added: Help and support for traders in a no-deal Brexit 

Department for International Trade have shared which new trade agreements will be in place if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Update – updated to show that the UK has agreed in principle a trade agreement with the Southern Africa Customs Union and Mozambique trade bloc: UK trade agreements with non-EU countries in a no-deal Brexit 

EU & UK Funding  

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have provided details on how current and future European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) programmes would be affected if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Update – updated to add information on the EU contingency proposals: European Territorial Cooperation funding if there’s no Brexit deal 

Workforce and People   

Ministries of Housing, Communities & Local Government have provided information for local housing authorities on the rights of EU citizens in the UK to access social housing, including supported housing, and homelessness assistance if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Update – change to reflect the no deal immigration arrangements for EU citizens arriving after Brexit:  EU citizens in the UK: access to social housing and homelessness assistance in a no deal scenario 

Department of Health and Social Care have provided guidance on how healthcare access might change for UK residents after the UK leaves the EU. Update – added link to Foreign Office travel insurance guidance in the travel insurance section: Healthcare after Brexit: visiting the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland 


Home Office have provided details for UK residents informing they will no longer be able to use a European Firearms Pass. Update – updated to add Welsh language translation: European firearms requirements if there’s no Brexit deal 

Business Support     

Triage Tool       

GOV.UK has an online checker tool to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Businesses can use the Checker Tool to find out:     

· What their business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU                                                  

· What’s changing in their sector       

·  Information on specific rules and regulations       

Businesses will need to answer 7 simple questions to get guidance relevant to their business.              

Aerospace & Space - Sector Primers       

These sector primers aim to bring together on one webpage the top 3 – 5 issues for each sector and provide guidance.  The primers link through to more detailed material elsewhere on GOV.UK. Please could you pass on to your members and networks. The sectors covered are:       

·   Aerospace   

·   Space Sector       

Ministry of Defence (MOD)  

The defence sector and preparing for Brexit 

There may be changes that affect businesses, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Please see details from the defence sector and preparing for Brexit here. 


EU EXIT: Business Intelligence and Engagement Team       

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy       


16 September 2019       

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