Brexit in Buckinghamshire

All the latest news, events and information on Brexit, what it means for Buckinghamshire, and how local businesses can prepare for life outside the EU.

If you would like to speak to Buckinghamshire Business First about any ideas or concerns you have regarding Brexit, or for more information on what you could be doing to prepare for it, please contact us at

How to prepare your business for a 'no deal' Brexit

As the date of the UK’s departure from the EU draws ever nearer, the prospect of a ‘no deal’ scenario grows. With this in mind, the government has drawn up advice for individuals and businesses on how to prepare for Brexit in the event of a ‘no deal’ scenario.

Areas covered are: applying for EU-funded programmes, civil nuclear and nuclear research, farming, importing and exporting, labelling products and making them safe, money and tax, regulating medicines and medical equipment, state aid, studying in the UK or EU, and workplace rights.

The government has also published this overview of its preparations for Brexit in the event of leaving without a deal, including plans already in place and the UK and EU’s approach to negotiations.

EU Settlement Scheme employer toolkit

This toolkit contains tools and information with which employers can support EU citizen employees and their families on the EU Settlement Scheme.

Buckinghamshire County Council’s Brexit Report

Buckinghamshire County Council has prepared a comprehensive report that outlines how Brexit affects Buckinghamshire, with sectoral analysis covering health and social care, education, innovation and skills, construction, hospitality, retail and wholesale, medicinal and pharmaceuticals, digital, media and creative industries, agriculture, environment and the rural economy, and the space sector.

The report also looks ahead to the next steps that business, government and public sector bodies need to take to ensure Buckinghamshire capitalises on its strengths and recognises and remedies its weaknesses.

'Brexit in Buckinghamshire: Shaping the future, harnessing growth’ can be read here.

Jobs held in Buckinghamshire by EU passport holders

In 2011 (the latest data from the 2011 Census), 226,700 people aged 16 and over were employed in Buckinghamshire, including 11,244 holding non-UK EU passports and 8,003 with passports from the rest of the world.

Read the full report and search for data by occupation and industry >

The government’s hub for Brexit

The government has collated all of its information and guidance on the UK’s departure from the EU in one central hub ( Search for information on:

  • Trade and the single market
  • The impact on the labour market
  • Legislation
  • EU citizens’ rights in the UK
  • Travelling to the EU

Business Brexit checklist

The British Chambers of Commerce has created a ‘Business Brexit checklist’ to help businesses consider the changes that Brexit may bring to their firm, and to help business planning at both operational and Board levels.

Download the checklist here >

Intellectual property post-EU

The government is providing ongoing updates on what effect there will be to intellectual property laws after the UK leaves the European Union.

Get the latest updates here >

UK Parliament Brexit pages

The UK Parliament Brexit pages feature lots of up to date and very detailed news on all things Brexit. Areas covered include the economy, business and trade; employment and pensions; farming and fishing; and education, science and research. Visit for all the latest.

If you would like to speak to Buckinghamshire Business First about any ideas or concerns you have regarding Brexit, or for more information on what you could be doing to prepare for it, please contact us at

Buckinghamshire Brexit Summit

The Buckinghamshire Brexit Summit took place on Friday 8th December in High Wycombe.

It was a day of speeches, discussions and ideas on what businesses, local government, central government and Buckinghamshire Business First can do to ensure Brexit is a success for Buckinghamshire’s businesses.

View the slides from the speeches made throughout the day, here.

Follow the story of the day as seen on Twitter, and view the pictures taken at the event.

Watch our Brexit advice videos

Get advice from experts on how to prepare for Brexit, what opportunities you could tap into, and more. Watch the following videos: