From 31 January 2020, the UK has agreed it will leave the European Union and enters a transition until December 2020 as we negotiate our new arrangements. Current rules on trade, travel and business between the UK and EU will continue to apply throughout the transition period.

It is essential that businesses carry out an assessment of the potential impacts on your business and use the transition period to prepare to leave the European Union.


North East Growth Hub Brexit Toolkit -

UK Government Guidance for the Automotive Sector -

SMMT Brexit -


To help you do that, we have brought together the latest help and advice from government, regional partners and specific sectoral advice.

It is also important that you keep up to date with developments during this transition period.  Whilst the NEAA will continue to disseminate relevant information, we strongly advise that you register for email alerts at

Influencing the Future: The NEAA is carrying out an assessment of the level of preparedness across the region’s automotive sector. To support our assessment that will inform the EU Exit support to be provided by government, please complete the following survey -