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What will Brexit mean for sectors?

After the transition period ends on 31 December 2020 regulatory changes are likely to take place affecting many sectors. Read the latest guidance to see how your business is likely to be affected.

Regulatory frameworks may change after the end of the transition period

After the transition period ends the UK will no longer have to adopt EU regulations and businesses may need to obtain authorisations from new regulatory bodies. 

The extent to which the UK continues to align with EU regulatory frameworks, or starts to diverge in different directions, is being negotiated between the UK and EU during 2020. This is a key concern for businesses in the financial services, chemicals, life sciences, creative industries and food and drink sectors in particular, and could affect issues such as the review and certification of products/services as well as packaging and labelling.

Read EY's sector impact analysis report, commissioned by the Scottish Government 

Issues differ from sector to sector and by country, so check UK Government guidance or with your trade body using the following links:


Find Brexit guidance by country and sector

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