Negotiations for leaving and the UK’s future relationship with the EU are being overseen by the Department for Exiting the European Union. The UK/EU Withdrawal Treaty was published in November 2018. The House of Commons Library published a series of links to related documents. In December 2018 the government published an overview of the legal position on the Withdrawal Treaty and launched an online portal to help businesses prepare for Brexit. However, following the failure of the UK Parliaments to endorse the Withdrawal Agreement the exit date has been delayed to 31 October 2019.
During 2019 the government has been planning for a potential EU exit without a deal or a transitional period including a new schedule of tariffs which will apply to goods arriving from the EU and the rest of the world in the event of a no deal Brexit. There are also simplified customs procedures which may apply in these circumstances.
The key issues that make Brexit a very important and an immediate issue for businesses include:
If these issues resonate with you please contact a member of our team to find out how we can help you.