The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020.  New rules now apply to doing business with Europe as well as travel. Since 1 January 2021, if you own a business in Belfast City Centre the way you trade has changed and you need to be ready to comply with new arrangements.

Use the Brexit Checker to get a personalised list of actions for you, your business and your family.

On NIDirect You can read information on:

Brexit information for food industry and manufacturing industry

You can read Brexit guidance for the food industrymanufacturing industry and product safety information.

Belfast City Council Brexit Committee

In 2018, Belfast City Council established a Brexit Committee to focus on issues surrounding the UK leaving the European Union. You can find out more about its functions and access committee minutes and agendas on their Brexit Committee section.

EU Exit mentoring support

Belfast-based small to medium sized businesses (with less than 50 employees) can request free, in-depth mentoring support from Belfast City Council to deal with significant challenges or make the most of EU Exit opportunities.

To read about this support and to register, go to EU Exit mentoring support