With 80 days until the end of the Brexit transition period, Business Secretary Alok Sharma has written to more than 600,000 businesses urging them to act now and make sure they are prepared. Regardless of whether the UK reaches a trade agreement with the EU, there will be guaranteed changes from 1 January 2021, including the ways in which businesses import and export goods and hire people from the EU.

In order to minimise any disruption, businesses can use the Government’s checker tool which will set out exactly what they need to do. There is also a free construction webinar on Wednesday 28 October at 11:00am, which will provide sector‐specific information on the actions businesses in construction should take.