Dial in for free Brexit business advice

Kent businesses needing help to navigate new trade rules will be able to put their queries directly to experts – including Kent County Council Trading Standards. Hosted by the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday’s EU Transition: Ask the Experts’ free zoom webinar, 10.30am-12.30pm, is designed to be highly interactive with the content of the…

Free Brexit advice for Kent businesses

Kent County Council’s Trading Standards Officers are offering free specialist advice to local firms needing help to do business with the EU. The move to provide no-cost regulatory guidance to businesses via a dedicated advice line on 03333 602300 has been made possible thanks to a Kent and Medway Growth Hub grant. Open Monday-Friday (9am-6pm),…

Good-to-go lorry drivers help keep Kent moving

Border-ready HGV drivers are helping reduce the risk of issues on Kent’s roads and currently enjoying smoother trips through the county, the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) said today. With COVID travel regulations tightening, and freight numbers expected to return to normal seasonal averages in the coming weeks, chair of the KRF – Assistant Chief Constable…

EU transition period comes to an end

Tomorrow (January 1) marks the end of the EU transition period, bringing with it changes to the way businesses operate and how we travel to the continent. As well as leaving the EU single market and customs union, the coronavirus pandemic means anyone travelling from the UK must have a negative COVID-19 test within 72…

KCC to “strengthen and build relationship with Europe”

On the eve of Britain exiting the EU, Kent County Council says it will continue to strengthen and build on its relationship with Europe and neighbouring local authorities on the Continent. KCC has strong relationships across the Channel and has longstanding connections with French and Belgian local authorities. Kent County Council Leader Roger Gough said:…

Operation Brock to be removed

The Leader of Kent County Council has welcomed the government announcement that the Operation Brock barrier, which has been in place on the M20 since March 2019, will now be removed. The Government has announced it is standing down all contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit on 31 January. Partners of the Kent Resilience Forum…

Brexit – Britain leaving the European Union

The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union and businesses and public bodies will need to prepare for this. Find out how we’re working with the Kent Resilience Forum to prepare for Brexit. These pages will be our hub for all Brexit related information and will be updated regularly in the lead up…