Start to Plan - advice and support worth £2000/€2,000
Are you a business looking to navigate your way through Brexit and are unsure what to do next? InterTradeIreland offers 100% financial support up to £2000/€2000 (inclusive of VAT) towards professional advice in relation to Brexit matters. This support can help your business get advice on specific issues such as movement of labour, goods, services and currency management.
1. Are you eligible?
- Applications must be from an SME (250 employees or less) and Turnover ≤ €50m (￡ equivalent);
- The business must have a satisfactory trading record (we reserve the right to request submission of Financial Accounts for the business);
- The assistance requested must relate to a Brexit issue;
- Companies based in Ireland must submit a valid tax clearance access number along with this application form.
Note: There are certain exclusions in line with specific State Aid guidelines, such as primary agriculture - please contact the Brexit Team at InterTradeIreland for further information.
2. Apply Now
Please download and complete the application form.
Download Start to Plan Voucher Application Form (PDF)
3. Contact Us
- Call Mark Sterritt our Brexit Advisory Service Manager on 028 3083 4122 (048 from Ireland) or by email.
4. Getting started
- If approved for support you will then be able to select the firm which you would like to advise you from our list of participating providers. This list is growing all the time.
- When notified, you will be issued with a Terms of Reference which must be completed with the Service Provider of your choice.
- Applicants will be notified of the InterTradeIreland Assessment Panel decision by email within five working days of the assessment meeting.
- If your application is unsuccessful, you may appeal the assessment panel decision - the appeal and related documentation must be submitted to InterTradeIreland by return email within ten working days of notification of the original panel decision.
- In your appeal, you must directly address the reasons why your application was rejected and provide information requested on any other issues identified by the assessment panel.
- The appeal will be considered at the next scheduled assessment panel meeting and applicants will be notified by email of the final decision within five working days of the assessment meeting.