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Business travel to the EU

Business travel to the EU

The Government has produced a new explainer document for people travelling to the EU on business. You will need a visa or work permit if you are: taking part in activities or providing services that are not covered by a country’s visa-waiver rules staying for more than 90 days in a 180-day period for any...

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Government presentation on trading with the EU and NI for SMEs

Government presentation on trading with the EU and NI for SMEs

Government has released a Powerpoint presentation, Trading with the EU and Northern Ireland – SME toolkit, focusing on the new rules.  It contains information on importing and exporting, travelling to the EU for business and hiring EU citizens. Access the document here.

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How to import goods into Great Britain from the EU

How to import goods into Great Britain from the EU

Government has produced a PDF document with flow charts to help businesses with the process of importing goods into Britain from EU countries.  It covers the standard import procedure and using the delayed declaration system.  There is also information on simplified declaration procedures and goods in transit. The ‘How to import goods’ PDF can be...

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Vehicle number plates and GB stickers – changes now in effect

Vehicle number plates and GB stickers – changes now in effect

Changes have come into force to vehicle number plates and there is a new requirement to display a GB sticker when driving in Europe. Why is the Euro symbol being removed from number plates? As the United Kingdom has left the European Union, new number plates are no longer able to display the EU symbol. ...

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Trademarks and Brexit

Trademarks and Brexit

At the end of the transition period, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) converted almost 1.4 million EU trademarks and 700,000 EU designs to comparable UK rights. On 1 January 2021, The IPO created a comparable UK trademark for every registered EU trademark (EUTM). Each of these UK rights will: be recorded on the UK trademark register have...

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Brexit-related updates for 2021

Brexit-related updates for 2021

There have been some updates to government’s information, now the UK has left the EU.  These include: Employing people – there are updates to the EU Settlement scheme employer toolkit Using personal data in your business Registering and renewing .eu domain names in the UK   There are also a number of changes when visiting...

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Moving goods in or out of Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021

Moving goods in or out of Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021

Government continues to stress that UK businesses need to make changes to continue trading post-Brexit.  This also applies to moving goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021. They have launched the free-to-use Trader Support Service which will help businesses and traders prepare for the changes that will affect businesses that move goods into...