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Brexit Information

With the UK leaving the EU transition period ending on Thursday 31st December 2020, we have put together some information on the changes affecting businesses within the Tourism industry, that will come into place on Friday 1st January 2021

VisitBritain/VisitEngland

Their website contains a dedicated section on Brexit with links to GOV.uk Some key elements of interest will be the following sections:

You can also find information on

  • Hiring Staff from the EU - from 1st January 2021 you will need to register as a licensed sponsor to hire eligible people from outside the UK Importing goods from the EU
  • Guidance on importing and exporting plants
  • Free business webinars - to help you check the news rules and understand the actions to take
  • Sign-up for email updates 
  • Link to the Federation of Small Businesses transition hub

All of the information above and more can be found at www.visitbritain.org/prepare-brexit

Kent County Council

Kent County Council have put together information on two areas that of interest for Kent businesses

  • Trading goods with the EU
  • Employing EU citizens

For details please click here 

Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce

Provide background information on the Withdrawal Deal, and details for Kent businesses www.kentinvictachamber.co.uk/brexit-hub/

Look out for their series of webinars in the lead up to the exit

Thanet District Council

Thanet District Council has information on the Transition Period 

Other useful sources of information and support

  • Thanet and East Kent Chamber - www.tekc.co.uk
  • Tourism South East - www.tourismsoutheast.com/resource-hub