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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...

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Brexit – agreement finally reached

Brexit – agreement finally reached

The UK-EU trade agreement, which contains new rules for living, working and trading together, took effect from 23:00 GMT on 31 December 2020. Resume: trade and tariffs There will be no tariffs on goods (taxes) or limits on the amount that can be traded (quotas) between the UK and the EU from 1 January 2021....

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Brexit update as at 18 December

Brexit update as at 18 December

Another deadline: There are “just a few hours left” for the UK and EU to agree a post-Brexit trade deal, says Michel Barnier. Speaking in the European Parliament, the EU’s chief negotiator said it was “the moment of truth” for the two sides to come to an agreement.  While he said there was still a “chance”...

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Brexit update with 30 days to go

Brexit update with 30 days to go

From 1 January 2021 free movement will end and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system. The new system will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally and transform the way in which all migrants come to the UK to work. Anyone coming to the UK to work, excluding Irish citizens, will need to apply...

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Intellectual Property rules are changing for 2021

Intellectual Property rules are changing for 2021

Business Secretary, Aloc Sharma MP, has said it is important that businesses are ready for the end of the transition period on 31 December, particularly in relation to Intellectual Property rules. There will be changes to how the Intellectual Property (IP) system and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will operate. These changes will affect: Trade...

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BEIS reminds businesses of crucial actions before Transition ends

BEIS reminds businesses of crucial actions before Transition ends

The Business Intelligence and Readiness Directorate within BEIS has asked the NCC to publicise the following information in preparation for the End of the Transition Period. The Transition Period ends on Thursday 31st December – there will, they say, be no extension. The UK will no longer be part of the EU Customs Union and...