Get ready for Brexit

Are you Brexit prepared

Doing business with Europe has changed. You now need to follow new rules on exports, imports, tariffs, data and hiring. The Government has developed guidance to help you or your business prepare for Brexit.

You can apply for grants to help your business with customs declarations.

Did you know you could get funding for;

  • recruitment, training and IT to help your business to complete customs declarations
  • co-funded training project to help your business complete customs declarations
  • trader-training to understand customs

Apply for grants to help your business with customs declarations - GOV.UK (

The Grant Scheme is nearing full allocation of funds


Before the outbreak of COVID 19 back in March 2020, the Chamber ran many face to face events throughout the year across North Lancashire, providing opportunities for you to meet like-minded business professionals, grow your network and acquire new skills. Now, Lancaster Chamber have many fantastic events lined up designed to help businesses across the district get ready for Brexit.

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Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce offers a comprehensive package of international trade services aimed at helping your company succeed in international markets.

Whether you are planning to export for the first time, looking to buy in goods from overseas, or expanding on your existing export activity, their International trade team can offer practical advice and assistance.

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Zoom Sessions

The first few weeks since the end of the transition period has proved difficult for many businesses.

The International Trade team at the NWL Chamber of Commerce stand ready to help.

In order to offer an efficient service to importers/exporters, the team is arranging twice-weekly Zoom sessions where you can drop in and ask your own questions, share your experiences with other businesses, and grow your own support network.

These will run every Tuesday and Thursday during February and March from 8.00am-9.00am.

If you would like to join us to have your questions answered, please email

Need information and support about the new rules surrounding Brexit?  Find the latest information from Government and other bodies to prepare your company for the new rules which came into force from January 2021.

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New rules apply to things like travel and doing business with Europe. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions for you, your business and your family.

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Webinars and videos for organisations that trade with the EU

Sign up for webinars and watch videos about trading with the EU.

Importing goods

Exporting goods

Local support

Lancashire County Council funds Boost Business Lancashire which has created a Brexit Hub for Lancashire businesses.

Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce works with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the district and has useful information about leaving the EU on its website.

The Chamber has also developed a Business Brexit Checklist.

Government advice

The Government has a useful tool to help you understand how leaving the EU may affect your business.

You can use this tool to find out:

  • what your business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU
  • what’s changing in your industry
  • information about specific rules and regulations
  • how to support any EU citizens you employ