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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released their first in a series of bulletins, aimed at keeping business intermediaries up to date on latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.  The intention is to provide an “at-a-glance” look to help you signpost businesses during your discussions on Exit issues with your clients or members. 

On Tuesday 29th January HMRC hosted a Business Readiness event at the QEII centre in Westminster. 120+ businesses, business representative organisations, trade associations and intermediaries were invited with approximately 60 in attendance. HMRC have kindly shared the presentation with us as well as with the attendees. The presentation includes some material and clear diagrams to describe changes to processes in a ‘no deal’ scenario that appear to be new. You may find the attached presentation helpful when engaging with stakeholders.

HMRC EU Exit Business Readiness Event - Slide Deck - 29 Jan (SHARE).pptx

These new sector primers aim to bring together into one document the top 3 – 5 issues for each sector and provide overview guidance.  The primers link through to more detailed material elsewhere on The first batch of five sectors covered are:

Recent announcements you may have missed

BEIS issued guidance on the UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking which is the new UK product marking that will be used for certain goods being placed on the UK market if we leave the EU without a deal. The UKCA would replace the CE safety symbol on products: UKCA

BEIS updated the overview of the UK’s relationship with Horizon 2020 programme for science and innovation: Horizon 2020 Overview

Updates to the Finder tool - A Short term fix of prioritising relevant content this is now live.  It allows the user to order finder results by date, most read, most relevant, and alphabetised. GDS are exploring a larger range of changes to the finder tool, such as grouping by policy categories and improvements to prioritisation:

HMRC sent a letter to traders explaining changes to Binding Tariff Information if the UK leaves the EU without a deal: recent HMRC letters

Cabinet Office issued information on the outcome for public procurement policy in a no-deal Brexit scenario: Public Sector Procurement

DEFRA issued guidance on will happen to non-preferential WTO tariff quota licence(s) if the UK leaves the EU without a deal: Non-preferential WTO tariff quota licence

DEFRA published the response to stakeholder consultation on Geographic Indicators: Consultation Response on Geographical Indications

DEFRA issued a briefing to make Official Veterinarians (OVs) aware of changes required for the export to the EU of animals and animal products in a no deal scenario: DEFRA APHA OV Briefing Notes

DEFRA updated guidance on regulating chemicals (REACH) if there is no Brexit deal: Regulating Chemicals

MHCLG issued guidance on Construction Products Regulation providing practical information on the legal requirements that would be required in a no deal scenario: Construction Products Regulation

DCMS issued guidance to help businesses and charities continue to comply with data protection law after 29 March: Data Protection

DCMS issued guidance on the eCommerce Directive in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit: eCommerce Directive

DfT updated guidance on what private and commercial drivers from the UK may need to do to drive abroad when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019: Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit

DfT & CAA issued guidance on what you may need to do to continue working and operating in the aviation industry after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019: Working and operating in the aviation industry after the UK leaves the EU

Competition Markets Authority (CMA) published a consultation on their functions, relating to mergers, antitrust and consumer protection processes, in a no deal scenario: CMA Consultation





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