Small Businesses: Exports

Treasury written question – answered on 4th February 2019.

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Photo of Andrea Jenkyns Andrea Jenkyns Conservative, Morley and Outwood

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government plans to take to do to simplify bureaucracy and support small businesses exporting goods in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, and to minimise changes, all businesses importing or exporting goods to and from the EU will broadly follow existing processes for trading with the rest of the world. HMRC is working closely with industry to ensure checks minimise delays for legitimate trade, while ensuring compliance.

HMRC has already written to VAT-registered businesses trading only with the EU providing support and guidance to prepare for a no deal. Further guidance for businesses can be found on

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