Helping Businesses deal with Brexit

In the run up to the transition, we shared weekly content to help businesses to prepare for our exit of the EU.

Now that we have left the EU and have a deal in place, much of the information in these guides is still relevant.

Taking back control

At 11pm on 31 December 2020, the UK took back control of its future following the departure from the EU.

Following the separation Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated: "We will take back control of our trade policy and leave the EU customs union and single market. We will take back control of our waters, with this treaty affirming British sovereignty over our vast marine wealth. We will take back control of our money by ending vast payments to the EU. We will take back control of our borders and will introduce our new points-based immigration system at the start of 2021. Most importantly, the agreement provides for the UK to take back control of our laws, affording no role for EU law and no jurisdiction for the European Court of Justice. The only laws we will have to obey are the ones made by the Parliament we elect."

Government has now released a summary explainer highlighting key points of the deal including

  • Trade and cooperation agreement overview
  • Trade in goods
  • Transport of goods by road
  • Aviation
  • Visas for short-term visits
  • Fisheries
  • Law enforcement and judicial cooperation in criminal matters
  • Health security
  • Cyber security

Find out more on the Government website here.

How to 'Brexit-Proof' your workforce

Law firm, Williamson’s seek to provide headlines that you and your business can use to process these significant changes to the law and how it might effect your business.

Click on the image to read the article.

£23m support fund for struggling fishing firms

The government has unveiled details of a £23m fund to support fishing firms as it tries to quell industry anger over Brexit border delays. Find out more here.

Do you trade with Northern Ireland?

If so, the free-to-use Trader Support Service (TSS) is now live and ready to support businesses with the changes to Northern Ireland trade, which takes effect on 1 January 2021.

Digital import declarations as well as safety and security declarations will be needed for goods moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland to ensure that:

  • tariffs are not paid on trade within the UK
  • Northern Ireland can benefit from UK Free Trade Agreements
  • goods destined for Ireland (i.e. the EU) pay tariffs when they should

You’ll be able to use the Trader Support Service to make these declarations.

Go to the Trade Support Service

Here to Help

2020 has been a tough year. The next few months have additional challenges for all businesses as we continue to grapple with the effects of Covid-19 and with the end of the Brexit transition period. We are here to help.

If you would like to have some one-to-one tailored advice and guidance, please do get in touch.