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EU import checks delayed

EU import checks delayed

The introduction of full import checks on EU goods – planned for the summer – has been delayed until the end of 2023, Government has said. Jacob Rees Mogg commented in a written statement: “No further import controls on EU goods will be introduced this year. Businesses can stop their preparations for July now. We...

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Help with questions about importing, exporting and customs reliefs

Help with questions about importing, exporting and customs reliefs

Full customs controls came into effect on 1‌‌ ‌January‌‌ ‌2022. Your business might be affected if you move goods between Great Britain (GB) and countries in the European Union (EU). If you have a specific question about importing, exporting or customs reliefs: Call the Customs and International Trade helpline on 0300‌‌‌ ‌322‌‌‌ ‌9434. The helpline...

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Government publishes its Benefits of Brexit document

Government publishes its Benefits of Brexit document

The Government’s  Benefits of Brexit report states that two years ago “a new chapter started for our country, our economy and our people. “Whilst the Covid pandemic has necessarily occupied the work of government over much of this time, our work on seizing the opportunities of Brexit has progressed at pace.”  The document upholds that...

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Registering road haulage journeys

Registering road haulage journeys

From 2 February 2022, businesses will need to use an online EU portal to register the details of some journeys within the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway before the journey starts. This will apply to you if you use: vans of any size or other light goods vehicles (sometimes called ‘light commercial vehicles’) vans towing trailers cars towing trailers...

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Sign up for webinars on using the UKCA mark

Sign up for webinars on using the UKCA mark

The new UKCA marking rules – replacing the CE mark – will come into force from 1 January 2023, and BEIS is running a series of webinars to help businesses understand the process of adopting UKCA safety markings. The next webinar is on 18 January and focuses on businesses who have a role or involvement...

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Government updates its Brexit guidance for businesses

Government updates its Brexit guidance for businesses

The Government has updated its guidance for businesses relating to Brexit.  There are sections on: Importing and exporting Travelling to the EU Providing services to the EU Transport goods to the EU Employing people Exchanging data with EU businesses Visit the website to find out more on these issues.

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Mandatary use of new UKCA marking delayed to January 2023

Mandatary use of new UKCA marking delayed to January 2023

Government has announced that businesses will have an additional year in which to transition from the EU’s CE product safety marking to the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking for products placed on the UK market – read more here. All goods which previously required the CE marking will not need to use the UKCA marking until 1 January 2023....

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HMRC’s Employer Bulletin: August 2021

HMRC’s Employer Bulletin: August 2021

In this month’s edition of HMRC’s Employer Bulletin, there are important updates and information on the following relating to UK Transition: Travellers carrying cash Changes to right to work checks from 1 July 2021 EU Settlement Scheme: late applications

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EU Settlement Scheme update

EU Settlement Scheme update

From 1 July 2021 EEA citizens and their families require immigration status in the UK.  Employers simply checking passports or national identity cards of EEA citizens employed to confirm their status will no longer be acceptable.  EEA citizens will be required to provide evidence of lawful immigration status in the UK, in the same way...

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How to import goods into Great Britain from EU countries

How to import goods into Great Britain from EU countries

UK-EU trade agreement is now in force: The European Parliament has ratified the Brexit trade deal by a large majority in what Boris Johnson called the “final step” of years of negotiations over the UK leaving the EU.  “Now is the time to look forward to the future and to building a more global Britain,” the Prime Minister...

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