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Brexit and beyond

Adapting to change

We’ve put together a series of articles and guides to support you and your business, and help you feel more confident about the future.

Moving forward

What does the UK’s new post-Brexit relationship with the EU mean for your business?

The post-Brexit transition period has ended, marking the start of a new trading relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.  

Beyond the transition period

Brexit is likely to have an influence on many businesses, including those that don’t trade directly with the EU. We’re here to help. Our checklist shows you the potential implications for your business and the steps you can take to respond.

Initiatives for UK businesses

We’re continuing our initiatives to support SMEs including

A £14 billion dedicated Barclays lending fund to help you invest for the future1View Barclays lending fund

Specialist webinars on continuing to trade with the EU, growing globally and unlocking international opportunities. Check specialist Webinars

Business banking experts to help you respond to challenges and opportunities with confidence

You are able to afford repayments on any outstanding credit commitments

We’ve committed to the SME Finance Charter and its five principles.  
      Read about SME Finance Charter
      Read about how we're delivering on these commitments

Five things to consider

Key areas that you might need to think about

  1. Do you export goods to the EU?
    Make sure you have a GB EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification)

  2. Do you import goods from the EU?
    Review VAT rules for importing at gov.uk/transition

  3. Do you employ EU nationals?
    Support your employees through the EU Settlement Scheme

  4. Will currency volatility affect your business?
    Speak to us to see how we can help

  5. Have you mapped your supply chain?
    Talk to us about your cashflow and invoice finance

Start-up support

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Exporting guidance

The key information and guidance you need to know if your start-up exports to the EU, and how that process will change.  

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Import changes

The key information and guidance you need to know if your start-up imports from the EU and elsewhere.

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Getting your start-up ready

There are five key areas start-ups should consider to get prepared, says Darren Farnell, Head of Barclays Business Banking Telephony Relationships UK.

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Managing currency exposure

Paul Bowman, Vertical Head of International, Barclays Business, explains the currency volatility risks facing your business and how to mitigate them.

Exploring international opportunities

Fundamental changes to the way we deal with the EU means UK business may need to rethink existing trading arrangements and embrace new markets.

  • The basics of international trade

    Understanding global trade

    The prospect of exporting can make many businesses apprehensive, even those with experience of it. We answer some of the most commonly asked questions on exporting – and cut through the jargon.

    International trade support

    Whatever stage you’re at with your import or export business, our aim is to support you every at every step.

    Here are some of the ways we can help you to thrive and seize new opportunities.

    How we can help

    Whether you’re importing or exporting, starting out or expanding further, we have the tools and services to help your business grow abroad. Plus, our team of expert International Managers is here to support you along the way.

    Planning for export success

    Some businesses fall into exporting accidentally. But having a clear strategy and a well-thought-out export plan from the outset will go a long way to maximising your chances of success.

  • Expanding your business abroad

    Growing your export business

    If you’re already exporting successfully, you can apply the lessons you’ve learned to expand your international business, but expanding into new markets still takes careful planning.

    The secrets to international expansion

    Doing business on the international stage can seem daunting, but for many entrepreneurs, overseas expansion is a vital part of their business journey.

    Export tips from successful businesses

    Expanding your business overseas can be a challenge, so here are some practical tips from businesses that have found success in international markets.

    Is your export business ready for disruption?

    How to be resilient in uncertain trading conditions

    Most export businesses will be exposed to changes in the trading environment that are beyond their control at one time or another, so here are some tips on building your resilience.

  

Other Brexit resources you might find useful

EU and British flags

What Brexit means for you

Helping you to make the most of the UK’s new relationship with the EU

A new era has begun for the UK and EU now that the Brexit transition period is over. To help you understand how this could affect you and what it means for your finances, we’ve put together a series of guides, articles and Q&As to support you and help you feel more confident about the future.

Brexit and the EEA

Changes that could affect your accounts

If you have an address outside the UK, but within the European Economic Area (EEA), you may face changes to your banking and investment products and services in the future.