What actions can businesses take now?

Employing EU citizens

The EU Settlement Scheme is now fully live on GOV.UK and will be open to applications irrespective of a deal or no deal scenario. Employers should continue to conduct the same right to work checks as they currently do.

Employing EU/EEA and Swiss citizens after Brexit

EU Settlement Scheme: Employer toolkit

European and domestic funding

HMG has guaranteed that it will cover all projects that would have been funded by the EU under the 2014-2020 programme period in the event the EU withdraws this funding.

Horizon 2020: Government funding guarantee

Using personal data

Continue to apply GDPR standards regardless of a deal or no deal scenario.

Using Personal Data after Brexit

We take your data very seriously and are committed to the privacy and security of it. Our Privacy Statement, available at www.businesswest.co.uk/privacy, explains the types of personal data we may collect about you and how we’ll store and handle that data, and keep it safe. This service is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and your data will be shared with them. Their privacy notice is available at Personal information charter - BEIS

Where you provide personal data to us, it is essential that you have the right to give us that personal data, and to allow us to use it as anticipated by the arrangements between us.  This includes where the personal data that you are providing relates to people other than yourself.  We will rely on you to make sure that you do have those rights.