BARNSLEY business owners have until the end of the month to find out if their business will be affected after Brexit is agreed in the new year.

On January 1, new regulations that could affect how local businesses trade with the EU come into effect.

From 2021, the UK will no longer be apart of the European Union and so won't be covered by existing trade rules that allow businesses to trade freely in the EU.

This could mean that businesses who trade within the EU could face changes to their copyrights and trademarks, taxes and duty, and transporting goods into EU countries.

While the final terms of Brexit have not been finalised, the government has said that after December 31, transporting goods into the EU will be similar to transporting goods to non-EU countries currently.

To avoid being caught out, business owners are urged to complete an online form released by the government, to find out how their business may be affected, and if so, what steps to take.

Barnsley residents who are EU citizens are also urged to complete the form to find out how Brexit may affect them.

To fill out the form, click here.