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Practical Advice and Support for Business

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has dedicated advice for business on its website on Getting Brexit Ready, including on how to plan for Brexit and preparing for changes in legislation and standards. This Department has also established an Enterprise Forum on Brexit and Global Challenges to provide a forum for discussion of enterprise policy implications arising from Brexit and other global challenges, with a particular focus on capturing the views, concerns and suggestions of the enterprise sector.

The Department has also published guidance on Currency Risk Management for Irish SMEs, which seeks to answer many of the questions that SMEs may have when assessing and managing their exposure to foreign currency risk.

Revenue has a dedicated Brexit portal on their website, which acts as a key support for trade. To help businesses prepare for a new post-Brexit trading regime, Revenue has participated in a number of trade sector and Government organised Brexit preparedness events. In order to intensify and extend engagement with the trade, Revenue have developed a comprehensive Trader Engagement Programme to assist trade in preparing for the impact of Brexit. 

Bord Bia’s Brexit Barometer is a tool for identifying the key risks facing the Irish food and drink sector arising from Brexit, helping to shape and inform Bord Bia’s Brexit support programmes and to inform the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on the needs of the sector. Respondents receive a customised Brexit Benchmark Report that maps preparedness against peer companies and a Recommended Actions Report on how to reduce your risks arising from Brexit.

The Enterprise Ireland  Brexit Scorecard is a first step towards preparing for Brexit and developing a robust Brexit plan.

Available to Enterprise Ireland clients, the Brexit: Act On Initiative helps Brexit exposed companies to create a strong action plan and identify the opportunities and risks that Brexit may pose to your business.

Fáilte Ireland has a Brexit Readiness Check and customised suite of supports focused on training and supports, market diversification, competitiveness and Great Britain and Northern Ireland markets.

The NSAI Brexit Unit is specifically focused on examining and communicating the impacts of Brexit on the standards and certification of products and services. Its remit is to provide support and guidance to Irish businesses and industry to mitigate Brexit effects on standards and certification. For more information you can check out their website here.

Information is also available at events across the country, including the Enterprise Ireland  Brexit Advisory Clinics, Intertrade Ireland  SME Focused Brexit Events, and a series of events organised by Bord Bia.

Please see Building Stronger Business, Getting Brexit ready for Retail Businesses for Government Departments, enterprise agencies and regulatory bodies range of advisory supports, toolkits and financial supports available to assist retail businesses navigate their way through Brexit.