The following information may be helpful in identifying solutions and promoting support packages to help businesses prepare for the UK’s departure from the EU.
NI Direct Brexit advice: www.nidirect.gov.uk/brexit
Brexit Planning & Brexit Implementation Vouchers are available for businesses to bring in expert advice on all things Brexit. These are worth up to £2,000/£5,000 per business and applications can be made online at https://intertradeireland.com/brexit/brexit-funding/
InterTradeIreland has also launched a Virtual Learning Tool to provide a range of other supports available at www.intertradeireland.com/brexit or contact them on 028 3083 4100.
Primarily aimed at its client businesses, Invest NI has developed a ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ Assessment Tool to allow businesses to self-assess and identify key areas of focus. Businesses will be directed to additional online support on sites like Invest NI’s ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ microsite, nibusinessinfo.co.uk, economy-ni.gov.uk, and gov.uk.
Further support is available in the form of a new Brexit Preparation Grant, offering financial help for businesses to prepare for changes due to Brexit. This includes help towards a dedicated member of staff focussed on Brexit, and renting office space outside the UK to research new markets.
The assessment tool and preparation grant are available to the wider business community, so it is definitely worth checking to see if your business can benefit from this assistance.
Invest NI is running a series of ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ clinics across Northern Ireland. To see if any events are convenient to your business, please visit: www.investni.com/getready4brexit.html or contact Invest NI directly at 0800 181 4422.
There are is also a list of frequently asked questions on the Invest NI webpage – https://www.investni.com/get-ready-for-brexit/faqs.html
Data sharing advice can be found here - https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-and-brexit/data-protection-if-there-s-no-brexit-deal/