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Support for UK manufacturers as the UK develops their new relationship with the EU

Supporting your business through the complex changes ahead

The UK and the European Union have negotiated and agreed a new Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA) and the transition period ended on 31 December 2020 with the UK leaving the EU Single Market and Customs Union. This means there are significant and immediate changes for businesses trading with the EU and Northern Ireland.

To prepare, check HMRC’s trader checklist detailing what companies must do to move goods in and out of the EU. More detail on these and other changes can be found here.

A summary of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (UK-EU TCA) can be found here


Need further support?

Call our Leaving The EU Helpline:

0808 168 5874


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Explore the key issues for manufacturers


Support from our partners

 Make UK partners BDO and RSM, are also working with us to provide further support. We can help connect you with their representatives on the following: 

  • Customs Formalities and Rules of Origin (ROO) 
  • Corporate/International Tax, esp. VAT and IP
  • Company formation
  • Commercial agreements  
  • Audit/Accountants 
  • Supply chain risk management 
  • Working capital optimization – inventory/stock management  

Customs brokerage Service from SGS

To support our members, Make UK have partnered with customs services experts SGS to offer an unrivalled brokerage service at preferential group rates.

A1 Form

UK employers need to have an A1 form when conducting business in the EU. An A1 form is simply a certificate issued by HMRC that proves an individual pays UK NICs.


Guide to Business Travel and Sending Workers to the EU

Business Travel to the EU has changed since the beginning of 2021. In partnership with IEM Consultancy, our guide sets out the key changes and considerations for employers.

Re-watch our Virtual Roadshows

To help UK manufacturers prepare for the end of the transition period we've hosted a series of webinars covering topics including, immigration, data, product labelling and trading with Northern Ireland.

Listen to our podcast

Listen to our new podcast series Made: In Britain where business reporter Jonty Bloom explores all that manufacturers need to know to navigate our exit from the EU, how to future-proof your workforce and how to make the most of Britain’s export opportunities around the globe.

EU business visitors & posted workers rules

Our Labour Market and Immigration experts have extensive knowledge and a wealth of experience in supporting businesses to work and trade in the EU. 

We can help you plan in advance and avoid delays by managing all or part of the process.