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:
- Northern Ireland Protocol – the relationship Northern Ireland has with the EU
- Business – for information about the help and support that is available, and any changes to imports and export arrangements
- Agriculture and environment – for information on any changes to legislation, checks and imports and export arrangements
- Staying in Northern Ireland if you’re an EU citizen – for information about your rights for you and your family and how to apply.
Brexit information for food industry and manufacturing industry
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