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Brexit: The UK Transition

The UK transition

The UK has left the EU and the Brexit transition period came to an end on the 31 December 2020.

There are actions that your business may need to take to reflect changes to key processes such as VAT and customs that resulted from the end of the transition period. Sage are here to support you in any way we can.

To get started and understand what this means, you can read our free guide to Brexit, or watch our webinar which outlines some of the key changes and what actions you may need to take.

Are you Brexit ready?

As a UK business, Sage deeply understands the complexities that come with major compliance changes. As experts in compliance and legislation for almost 40 years, we are committed to providing our customers with a single place to access the very best information on Brexit, the impact this may have, and some of the key actions your business can consider.

In addition, we are adapting our products, guidance and services in preparation, so that your solution continues to enable you to meet your legal obligations in line with legislative changes across areas such as VAT and other taxes.

This hub brings together UK government resources, experts in Sage, product support and other key areas helping you navigate the end of the Brexit transition period and the new relationship between the UK and EU.

Small business solutions for accounting and payroll

Stay compliant with post-Brexit regulation as it relates to your business. Learn about our small business solutions to help you navigate the new relationship between the UK and EU.

Sage Accounting

Manage invoicing, cash flow, tax, payments and more from any device, through the cloud.

Sage Payroll

Stay on top of your payroll and manage the pay run with ease during this challenging period.

We've got you covered

Has your Accounting solution got you covered with Brexit?

You can be confident that your Sage Accounting software will keep you compliant.

View this handy infographic for more information.

Brexit news and business views

See our latest blogs on Brexit, packed with useful insights and tips to help you understand how Brexit could affect your business and how to plan for it.

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Product support

Want to maximise efficiency and make sure you’re getting the best value from your Sage product? We’re right here with expert help and advice.

If your Sage product is not in the list below, there is no update needed and your product will continue to function as normal beyond 1 January 2021.


Sage Accounting

Sage BOB Expert Icon

Sage 50cloud Accounts

Sage 200

Sage Intacct

Accountants and bookkeepers

All other products

Get your business ready for Brexit

With the transition period ending on 31 December 2020, there are steps you can take now to get your business ready.

UK government Brexit checker
Using this official tool, answer a few questions to understand how your business could be affected by Brexit and what you need to do​.
Prepare for Brexit with the most relevant UK government information ​
This resource offers a breakdown of Government guidance on what areas of your business you need to prepare for the 1 January 2021. This includes VAT, goods and services, running your business and more.
Brexit and VAT processing
Join our webinar to understand the impact on accounting practices and cash flow of businesses who trade in the EU.

Government support and advice

Get the latest advice and support from Government and other institutions to help your business prepare for 1 January 2021.

Government Brexit transition guidance

Official Government pages on the transition period and what it means for UK businesses. Complete a readiness questionnaire to understand exactly what you need to do. 

FSB UK Transition Hub

Guidance specifically aimed at helping small businesses prepare for the end of the transition period.

British Chambers of Commerce Brexit Hub

The BCC's breakdown of Brexit, and what support is available for UK businesses.  

UK Parliament research & analysis

Research from Parliament's libraries and committees, and what it means for the UK.

Our promise to you

Rest assured, we’ve been handling compliance, legislation, and global changes with businesses for almost 40  years, so our experience speaks for itself.

We’re working behind the scenes to ensure that your business software is covered and you have all the information and tools at your fingertips as Government decisions are taken and related guidance is updated.

We have robust governance procedures in place to manage preparations, comprised of many stakeholders including industry and government specialists to ensure that we are ready to help you handle the impact of Brexit on your business.

Got questions ? Contact us on 0191 479 5988.

Sage legal disclaimer

The information contained on this website is for general guidance purposes only. It should not be taken for, nor is it intended as, legal advice. We would like to stress that there is no substitute for customers making their own detailed investigations or seeking their own professional advice if they are unsure about the implications of Brexit on their businesses.

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information provided on this website is correct and up to date, Sage makes no promises as to completeness or accuracy and the information is delivered on an “as is” basis without any warranties, express or implied. Sage will not accept any liability for errors or omissions and will not be liable for any damage (including, without limitation, damage for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or reliance on this information or from any action or decisions taken as a result of using this information.

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