Prepare For Brexit Website

Access support to help you prepare your business for Brexit.

What it is

Prepare for Brexit support is open to all companies across Scotland. It is designed to make sure businesses are Brexit-ready. By making use of our self-assessment tool, our programme of events, and speaking with our business experts, we'll help equip you with the right information to develop your plans.

This support is developed in partnership by HIE, Business Gateway, Scottish Development International, Scottish Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland. 


Get valuable, practical advice on how to grow your business internationally and prepare your business for Brexit at our free seminars, workshops and events. Meet market experts, make new contacts and network with like minded companies for essential information and advice. All events can be found on the Prepare for Brexit website. 


Access support here

Visit the Prepare for Brexit website for more information.

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Support for Brexit

Expert advice

Our Export Advisory Service is here to offer one-to-one support to businesses in the Highlands and Islands, to help you understand what Brexit will mean for you and how you can get ready for it. Our international trade section has details of all the support available from HIE, including Preparing to Export and Planning for Export Success workshops.

Action plan

One of the most important things to have for Brexit is an action plan. We can help make sure that you're ready and equipped to handle the likely consequences of Brexit. This should now form part of your business plan and your management team should ensure that everyone is committed to it and that it's integrated into your business operations.

Grant support

Grants are available through Prepare for Brexit for consultancy support to help your Brexit plan as well as identifying any Brexit-related issues that may have an effect on the growth of your company. 

No deal preparation

While the UK Government is still negotiating a deal with the EU, they have also published guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, including:

  • Applying for EU-funded programmes
  • Importing and exporting
  • Meeting business regulations
  • Money and tax
  • Satellites and space
  • State aid
  • Travelling between the UK and the EU
  • Workplace rights

In January we held a 'Get Your Business Brexit-Ready' workshop. Watch the video to find out what was discussed. 


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Brexit Checklist

You can find a handy 15-point Brexit checklist here which will help you prepare your business for the UK’s departure from the EU.

Access the list here