Following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 the UK has now completed the process of leaving the European Union. The UK and EU have secured a Free Trade Agreement that will support tariff-free trading across a wide range of goods and services.

Businesses should act now to be ready for the new rules, particularly if they:

  • import goods into the UK
  • export goods from the UK
  • travel to the EU
  • have staff that live and work in the EU
  • have staff that are staying in the UK and are EU citizens
  • transfer data between the UK and EU.


International Treaty: summary explainer

Core provisions of the UK and EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement governing future trade relations from 1 January 2021.

Brexit: New rules are here

Regularly updated with new information on the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, visit the Government's transition web pages to check what actions your business will need to undertake, to continue trading with the EU.

Leeds City Region - EU Transition

Sector specific guidance, free webinars and information on customs, taxation and contracts.

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - The UK Transition

Guidance on changes from 1 January 2021 for small businesses and the self-employed.

British Chambers of Commerce - Trading from 2021

Not sure how you may be impacted? Complete the End of Brexit Transition Period checklist.

UK Trade Agreements with non-EU countries

Trade Agreements that took affect from 1 January 2021.