The Home Office has created an Employer Toolkit to equip businesses with the tools and information to support EU citizens and their families to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
Here’s a link to share with any of your employees who are EU citizens who need to register under the Settlement Scheme, and there are details here of the Assisted Digital Service for those that don’t have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete the form.
The Home Office has published details of transitional immigration arrangements for EU citizens moving to the UK after a no-deal Brexit. Click here. And here is guidance to share with EU employees who intend to move to the UK.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has produced a special EU Exit edition of its Employer Bulletin. This highlights arrangements for UK employers who send workers to the EU, EEA or Switzerland in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Every business will need an EORI number to move goods into or out of the EU after Brexit if there is no deal. HMRC is assigning an EORI number automatically to all VAT-registered businesses. If your business is not VAT-registered, you still need to register for an EORI number. Getting an EORI number is an easy process that takes 5-10 minutes. Click here.
If you have outstanding questions about EORI numbers, there’s a handy myth-buster here.
After getting an EORI number, businesses need to decide how to make customs declarations. Traders can complete these themselves or employ a customs agent to do this. Click here for information from HMRC on customs declarations for imports and here for exports.
There are grants available to help cover the cost of staff training or IT improvements for businesses that need to make customs declarations. Click here.
HMRC is offering a webinar to businesses that moved goods between the UK and EU. It is repeating it on multiple dates between now and the end of October. Register here.
If you miss it, you can repeat the webinar as an hour-long video here and access short video guides to importing and exporting goods.
The official trade tariff look-up tool enables businesses to look up commodity codes to classify goods for import and export so you can:
- Fill in declarations and other paperwork
- Check if there’s duty or VAT to pay
- Find out about duty reliefs
The Department for International Trade has now published details of tariffs that will apply to imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Click here. The full Tariff Reference document, listing every tariff is here.
Exporters who are struggling to find the information they need can contact the Department for International Trade directly through its EU Exit Enquiry Form.
In the event of the UK leaving the UK without a withdrawal agreement, trade with the EU – and other countries with which the EU has trade agreements – will be subject to World Trade Organisation tariffs. Click here for an overview and here for the WTO website.
The Government is hoping to roll over many existing trade agreements between the EU and non-EU countries so that they continue to apply to the UK after Brexit. To see how this is progressing, click here.
Click here for information on rules of origin requirements for traders if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.
Click here for guidance on placing manufactured goods on the EU internal market in the event of a no-deal Brexit. For importers, there’s information here on placing manufactured goods on the UK market.
Click here for advice on providing services to the EU in the event of no deal.
Click here for advice on exporting controlled goods in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Click here for information on importing animals, animal products, high-risk food or animal feed of non-animal origin, here for guidance on exporting animals and animal products and here for information on moving live animals or animal products as part of EU trade.
Click here for information on importing and exporting plants and plant products.
Click here for information on trading timber.
Click here for guidance on bidding for government contracts overseas under a no-deal scenario.
The Department for International Trade has published guidance for UK exporters to specific markets in the event of a no-deal Brexit:
The Make UK’s Brexit Toolkit (you must register to use it) is designed to help businesses deal with trade and migration issues arising as a result of Brexit.
The self-audit trade tool delivers a report to help you plan for the cost of trading with the EU after Brexit.
There is also a migration section, which helps businesses future proof their workforce against new legislation and settlement rules.
You can find out the:
– tariff code of your product
– duty amounts of the components or finished items bought or sold
– options available to colleagues who have migrated to the UK and implications for UK workers posted to the EU
– practical guidance for employers relating to EU workers and their rights to work in the UK
– an easy to understand report of cost implications and operational considerations when importing or exporting
– relevant, timely guidance, created by experts with vast experience in a range of related fields