While it can be tricky to keep track of UK’s continuously evolving political situation, what we do know is that on 31st January 2020, the UK left the EU, and entered into a transition period which will last until 31st December 2020, during which time the UK and EU can negotiate their ongoing relationship. With not too much time left before that deadline, it’s worth getting to grips with how Brexit could affect your business after the end of the transition period, and to start getting prepared.
We’ve teamed up with The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) and the UK Tech Cluster Group, to try and disseminate for tech startups and scaleups, what they need to do to get ready for a potential “no-deal” Brexit. Explore the practical guide, on the top 10 topics you need to know to get no-deal Brexit ready.
For further info on getting Brexit ready, visit gov.uk/brexit.
- You receive personal data from the EU or EEA
- You employ EU citizens, or with UK citizens working in the EU
- You sell digital content in the EU, as well as EU traders selling digital content in the UK
- Your users create public-facing content
- You’re doing business with European users or customers
- You have, or use, .eu domains
- You run platforms or services which host and share user-generated content (including user comments or reviews)
- You work using content doing business with European users and customers
- You have received funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 scheme (either directly or indirectly)
You should read this if…
The guidance chapters include…
- Data protection and data flows
- Employment, immigration and visas
- Taxation and VAT
- The e-Commerce Directive
- The Digital Single Market Framework
- EU Legislation in Limbo
- Domain names
- Harmful, illegal, and terrorist content
- Geoblocking and cross-border content
- Horizon 2020 and R&D funding
Additional support and advice
In addition to our guide, DCMS has produced a handy 10 point checklist to understand what you need to do to prepare for no-deal Brexit if you provide digital, technology and computer services.