How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal

Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there’s no deal.

The UK Government has published a series of technical notices. These notices are designed to inform people, businesses and stakeholders about steps they may need to take in the event of a ‘no deal’ scenario.

Last updated 13 October 2018

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How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal

Notices have been published on the following areas:

Overview

  • UK government’s preparations for a no deal scenario

Applying for EU-funded programmes

  • Connecting Europe Facility energy funding if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Delivering humanitarian aid programmes if there’s no Brexit deal
  • European Regional Development Funding if there’s no Brexit deal
  • European Social Fund (ESF) grants if there’s no Brexit deal
  • European Territorial Cooperation funding if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Funding for UK LIFE projects if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Horizon 2020 funding if there’s no Brexit deal
  • The government’s guarantee for EU-funded programmes if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Funding for British Overseas Territories if there’s no Brexit deal

Driving and transport

  • Aviation safety if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Aviation security if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Driving in the EU if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Flights to and from the UK if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Operating bus or coach services abroad if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Vehicle insurance if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Rail transport if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Meeting rail safety and standards if there’s no Brexit deal

Farming

  • Farm payments if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Manufacturing and marketing fertilisers if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Receiving rural development funding if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Regulating pesticides if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Commercial fishing if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Plant variety rights and marketing of seed and propagating material if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Breeding animals if there’s no Brexit deal

Handling civil legal cases

  • Handling civil legal cases that involve EU countries if there’s no Brexit deal

Importing and exporting

  • Buying and selling timber if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Classifying your goods in the UK Trade Tariff if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Commercial road haulage in the EU if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Exporting animals and animal products if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Exporting controlled goods if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Importing and exporting plants if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Importing animals and animal products if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Trade remedies if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Trading with the EU if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Exporting GM food and animal feed products if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Exporting objects of cultural interest if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Trading and moving endangered species protected by CITES if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Maintaining the continuity of waste shipments if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Existing free trade agreements if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Importing high-risk food and animal feed if there’s no Brexit deal

Labelling products and making them safe

  • Appointing nominated persons to your business if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Developing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Labelling tobacco products and e-cigarettes if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Producing and labelling food if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Producing and processing organic food if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Protecting geographical food and drink names if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Regulating chemicals (REACH) if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Trading goods regulated under the ‘New Approach’ if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Trading under the mutual recognition principle if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Travelling with a European Firearms Pass if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Vehicle type approval if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Control on mercury if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Control on persistent organic pollutants if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Regulating biocidal products if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Classifying, labelling and packaging chemicals if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Health marks on meat, fish and dairy products if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Export and import of hazardous chemicals if there’s no Brexit deal

Meeting business regulations

  • Accessing public sector contracts if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Broadcasting and video on demand if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Copyright if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Exhaustion of intellectual property rights if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Merger review and anti-competitive activity if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Patents if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Trade marks and designs if there’s no Brexit deal
  • What telecoms businesses should do if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Accounting and audit if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Providing services including those of a qualified professional if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Structuring your business if there’s no Brexit deal

Money and tax

  • Banking, insurance and other financial services if there’s no Brexit deal
  • VAT for businesses if there’s no Brexit deal

Personal data and consumer rights

  • Data protection if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Geo-blocking of online content if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Consumer rights if there’s no Brexit deal

Protecting the environment

  • Industrial emissions standards (‘best available techniques’) if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Reporting CO2 emissions for new cars and vans if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Upholding environmental standards if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Using and trading in fluorinated gases and ozone depleting substances if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Meeting climate change requirements if there’s no Brexit deal

Regulating energy

  • Civil nuclear regulation if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Generating low-carbon electricity if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Nuclear research if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Running an oil or gas business if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Trading gas with the EU if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Trading electricity if there’s no Brexit deal

Regulating medicines and medical equipment

  • Batch testing medicines if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Ensuring blood and blood products are safe if there’s no Brexit deal
  • How medicines, medical devices and clinical trials would be regulated if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Quality and safety of organs, tissues and cells if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Submitting regulatory information on medical products if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Trading in drug precursors if there’s no Brexit deal

Regulating veterinary medicines

  • Accessing animal medicine IT systems if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Registration of veterinary medicines if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Regulation of veterinary medicines if there’s no Brexit deal

Sanctions

  • Sanctions policy if there’s no Brexit deal

Satellites and space

  • Satellites and space programmes if there’s no Brexit deal

Seafaring

  • Getting an exemption from maritime security notifications if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Recognition of seafarer certificates of competency if there’s no Brexit deal

State aid

    State aid if there’s no Brexit deal

Studying in the UK or the EU

  • Erasmus+ in the UK if there’s no Brexit deal

Travelling between the UK and the EU

  • Mobile roaming if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Taking your pet abroad if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Travelling in the Common Travel Area if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Travelling to the EU with a UK passport if there’s no Brexit deal
  • Taking horses abroad if there’s no Brexit deal

Workplace rights

  • Workplace rights if there’s no Brexit deal