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Date created: 9/30/2020

Supporting City businesses

Following the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union, the City Corporation has been involved in ensuring the voice of financial and professional services firms is heard in helping to shape the future relationship between the UK and the EU. Policy Chair Catherine McGuinness has set out five principles that will inform the City of London Corporation’s engagement on Brexit.

Navigating Brexit for SMEs

Free City Business Library events

City Business Library are supporting GLA with Navigating Brexit for SMEs organised by London Growth Hub and

The London Growth Hub has made available free Brexit readiness training for 1,500 Entrepreneurs and SMEs, six-plus months old, and registered or trading in any of London's 33 Boroughs.

Delivered as three-hour (general business) and five-hour (sector specific) sessions, this will help London's businesses build Brexit resilience. Two of the 75 sessions taking place across London will take place at the City Business Library and are free to attend.

Residents and EU citizens

If you are an EU national living in the UK, there are a few things you need to prepare for in order to continue to live in the UK after Brexit.

City Hall has created a EU Londoners Hub in different languages, summarising a list of options, from advice and support to many information events being held across London. 

Preparing your business for the UK leaving the EU

Checklist for businesses

The British Chambers of Commerce has put together a Business Brexit Checklist, to help businesses plan for future EU negotiations. The CBI has also published a report to advise businesses on No Deal planning.

Government advice on preparing for Brexit

The Government has also published advice on what businesses should do to Get ready for Brexit.

Employer Toolkit for businesses which employ EU nationals

The Home Office has published an Employer Toolkit which covers the key details of the EU Settlement Scheme, information and materials with which to support affected staff and their families.

Brexit Business Resource Hub

The London Growth Hub and the Mayor of London have launched the Brexit Business Resource Hub to bring together resources to help firms plan, and map areas of their business affected by Brexit.

FSB advice for small businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses also has advice specifically for SMEs.

What we are doing on Brexit

To find out more on what the City of London Corporation has been doing on Brexit - see News and media.

City Hall

As part of their #LondonIsOpen campaign, City Hall has created a EU Londoners Hub detailing what there is to know and how to prepare. 

EU in the news

Read stories in our News and media section.