Scotland's enterprise and skills agencies are focussed on helping businesses operate after Brexit and maximise growth opportunities in international markets 

The first port of call for all businesses should be FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot/operate-after-Brexit for the latest guidance, support and advice.  This includes:   

  • Sign-up to receive the latest email updates on Operating after Brexit from FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot which provides the latest information for businesses.   
  • Our Brexit Helpline – queries from import and export documentation, tariffs, VAT to logistics. EmailBrexit Enquiry Form Telephone: 0300 303 0661, including further Brexit helplines to find information and advice on trade, sector or market issues. The UK Government has also published a full list of business actions and the relevant helplines 
  • Further details on virtual events and webinars ensuring your business can operate after Brexit can still be accessed via prepareforbrexit.scot/events for the time being 
  • New SME Brexit Support Fund from HMRC - grant of up to £2K is for small and medium-sized businesses new to importing or exporting to the EU. This grant can help adjust to new customs, rules of origin, and VAT rules. Further details via:  customsintermediarygrant.co.uk/sme-brexit-support-fund  
  • Frequently asked questions - search by topic to find solutions to common issues faced by Scottish businesses. 
  • Understanding VAT after Brexit – the rules surrounding VAT have changed. Understand how the new rules affect your business, with country-specific information and situational examples. 
  • Everything you need to know about Rules of Origin – find out how Rules of Origin impact your business and follow a five-step process to make sure you’re following the new regulations. 
  • Transport and logistics – how to ensure your goods get to market and you get the imports your business needs to operate after Brexit. 
  • Key dates for companies to note in 2021 - since a trade deal has been agreed between the UK and the EU, businesses must ensure they are up to date with changing rules and regulations surrounding their business operations.