The UK exited the European Union on 31 January 2020, and under the Withdrawal Agreement Act 2020 the UK is in a transition period as it continues to be part of the EU Single Market and Customs Union, whilst the UK and EU try to negotiate an agreement. These arrangements will be final on 31 December 2020, with no extension to Exit day.
This transition period is the time for businesses to prepare for the changes ahead. Access our series of practical guides and up-to-date briefings, providing your business with the key to succeed after Brexit. Our team and network of trusted advisors can provide support to navigate you through this process. For immediate up-to-date advice call us on 0118 953 3955.
Brexit: Are your employees working from home abroad?
24 November 2020
With a second lockdown in England and, with Christmas approaching, many more employees may have chosen to relocate for the next few months to see out the winter.With Brexit approaching, this could have significant ramifications for employers.
Importers and exporters– what happens after Brexit?
24 November 2020
The end of the transition period under the Withdrawal Agreement is 31 December 2020. At that moment in time, a snapshot of all EU law in existence will be imported into UK law.
With just 7 weeks to go until the end of the Brexit Transition period and no definite signs of a trade deal in sight, the warehousing and logistics sector is preparing for a period of disruption.
In a step that many will see as wishful thinking, the UK government laid new legislation before Parliament on 10 November 2020 which would see the UK remain a party to the Lugano Convention after 31 December 2020.
Public Procurement – What happens after Brexit?
10 November 2020
The UK has left the EU but still remains signed up to the EU procurement rules until 31 December 2020. What happens next depends in part on the outcome of the EU/UK trade negotiations but also on the broader question of how the UK wants to run public procurement.
Companies Act and Brexit – practical considerations
4 November 2020
UK companies need to review the impact of Brexit on their governance arrangements. Governance rules are principally found in the Companies Act 2006 which is part of UK domestic law. For the most part, leaving the EU will have little impact on the way UK limited companies are required to operate under this Act. There are, however, some important changes that companies need to know.
It’s not just tariffs that UK importers have to prepare for from 1 January 2021. They will also be taking on new liabilities for defective products imported from the EU which cause personal injury or damage to private property.