SCR EU Exit Resilience Tool

The ‘EU Exit Resilience Tool’ has been developed to enable senior managers and directors within your business to take a view on where your strengths lie and where you may be vulnerable following the UK’s exit from the EU.

What does it cover?

The 6 business areas covered in the self-diagnostic include; Business Planning & Strategy; Innovation; Sales & Marketing; Export; People & Skills; and Finance.

Upon completion, your business will receive a personalised report, which will make some suggestions on recommendations for actions to undertake in planning for opportunities, presented by the UK’s exit from the EU, together with signposting to resources that are available to you and events and useful tools and information that you may choose to employ.

It also offers a useful productivity benchmarking tool, to enable you to evaluate your business against regional and national averages in your sector.

The tool isn’t a replacement for continual internal evaluation and effective business planning against the risks and vulnerabilities, but can be used as a really useful step in developing a targeted approach to respond to the challenges around the EU Exit.

How do I access it?

By completing a simple questionnaire, which is based on a self-assessment approach, you and your business will get a clear overview of risk points, which will allow you to assess where planning and preparation is most required as a result of the EU Exit.

This self-assessment tool is designed to be completed by members of your company management team that have oversight of all operations and takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

To start your own self-assessment, simply access here:


EU Exit Advice from Government

The Government has produced preparation guidance for 9 main areas that will change following the UK’s exit from the EU.
Please click on a section below to find out how to prepare.

How business employers can take action to prepare for new rules from 1 January 2021

While the Government continues to negotiate a free trade agreement with the European Union, there are actions your business can take now to prepare for the end of the transition period that are not dependent on the outcome of the negotiations. You can use the straightforward transition checker tool at to identify the specific steps you need to take to be ready on 1 January 2021. You can also sign up to receive a regular Business Readiness Transition Bulletin providing information on major announcements and recently published guidance.

EU Exit Advice and Guidance

Below is a selection of EU Exit Support Resources offering advice and guidance to businesses located in the Sheffield City Region.


The GOV.UK website contains information on how to prepare your business or organisation following the UK’s departure from the EU and offers guidance on the steps you may need to take. This resource offers various guidance tools and features information from Government Departments. This site also features support and guidance relating to Exporting, Importing, Sector Specific Information and Intellectual Property Guidance.

Access GOV.UK

There is also a wealth of advice focussing specifically on the sector of your business which is constantly updated.

EU Exit Guidance for Your Business

European Commission

The European Commission offer information on how the UK’s exit from the EU will affect companies if they partake in certain processes. There is a checklist for traders on the website and publications that can be accessed. The European Commission website provides National Contacts information, Factsheets, VAT information and further Checklists for businesses to complete.

Access European Commission Resources

Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade offer information and guidance relating to Exporting, Importing and have a specific section relating to EU Exit enquiries from UK based businesses. The Department for International Trade have also created videos on the UK leaving the EU, explaining how trade will work and if there will be any changes.

Access DIT Resources

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Federation of Small Businesses provide business owners with a Small Business EU Exit Hub. FSB have created this Hub pack to help smaller businesses understand and prepare for what comes after the end of the transition period later this year. The Hub also contains further reading resources and reports on some of FSB’s research into EU exit.

Access FSB EU Exit Pack

Chambers of Commerce:

The British Chambers of Commerce looks to assist businesses to consider how to plan for the future, and have prepared checklists and useful guidance and dashboards to assist.

Access Chamber EU Exit Planning Assistance