Here is the latest news/update from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy…
Importing and Exporting
Department for International Trade have provided documents relating to the new trade arrangements the UK has signed or is discussing, to replace the current EU agreements if there’s a no-deal Brexit: UK trade agreements with non-EU countries in a no-deal Brexit
How to trade with other countries: Department for International Trade have provided documents that clarifies overall rules but your members are encouraged to look at country-specific pages on how to trade with other countries if there is a no UK trade agreement in place: Trading under WTO rules
Department for International Trade have provided information about the UK’s participation in the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) if there’s a no-deal Brexit: Bidding for overseas contracts: what to expect if there’s a no-deal Brexit
Department for International Trade have provided documents relating to the UK-Central America association agreement: UK-Central America association agreement and the government’s approach to maintaining continuity in the trade relationship between the UK and Central American countries after Brexit: Continuing the UK’s trade relationship with Central America: parliamentary report
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs have provided a form to apply for an agricultural or vegetable plant variety to be added to the UK National List. Update – new application form and guidance on how to complete the form: National List: application to add a plant variety
HMRC have provided the draft text of notices that will be made under the provisions of The Customs Import Duty (EU Exit) Regulations. Update – an updated version of the Draft Notices to be Made Under The Customs (Import Duty) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 has been added: Draft notices to be made under The Customs (Import Duty) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
The Department of Health and Social Care is setting up a service to deliver urgent medicines and medical products into the UK within 1 to 4 days as part of Brexit preparations: New service to deliver urgent medicines and medical products into UK
The Department for Transport has provided guidance on what UK and coach operators need to do to provide services, tours and holidays into Europe and other countries if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Run international bus or coach services and tours after Brexit.
The Department for Transport has published guidance on what UK bus or coach drivers need to drive professionally in the EU if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Update – Added information about how bus and coach drivers can stay up to date with what they need to do to prepare for Brexit. Drive in the EU after Brexit: bus and coach drivers.
The Department for Transport have published guidance on what UK lorry and goods vehicle drivers need to do to drive professionally in the EU if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Drive in the EU after Brexit: lorry and goods vehicle drivers.
Home Office have provided guidance to organisations funded to provide support to vulnerable and at risk EU citizens, applying to the EU Settlement Scheme. Update – added biographical information for each organisation. EU Settlement Scheme: community support for vulnerable citizens.
Home Office have updated the employer toolkit equips employers with the right tools and information to support EU citizens and their families to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. Update – updated to add EU Settlement Scheme: Z card: EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit
Home Office have provided guidance explains the rights of EU, European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss citizens to UK benefits and pensions if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Update – further improvements to the explanations of the rights of EU, EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK to benefits and pensions if there’s a no-deal Brexit. There is no change to the guidance: Benefits and pensions for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK if there’s a no-deal Brexit
Professional and Business Services
Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy have provided advice for businesses on consumer rights if there’s a no-deal Brexit: Consumer rights and business: changes after Brexit
Ministry of Justice have provided guidance for legal services business owners on preparing for a no-deal Brexit. Legal service business owners after no-deal Brexit.
Ministry of Justice have provided guidance for EU Lawyers in the UK on how to prepare for no-deal Brexit. EU lawyers in the UK after a no-deal Brexit.
Ministry of Justice have provided guidance for UK lawyers practising in EU and EEA-EFTA countries on how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. UK lawyers practising in the EU, Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein in a no-deal Brexit.
Department of Health and Social Care have provided guidance on what adult social care providers and local authorities need to do to prepare for a no-deal Brexit: Actions for adult social care providers to prepare for Brexit
Digital and Data
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have published guidance on geo-blocking of online content after Brexit and how restricting access to online content between the UK and EU will be regulated if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Geo-blocking and online content after Brexit.
HM Treasury have provided information about financial services such as banking and insurance for UK residents, businesses based in the UK, EEA residents, and financial services institutions. Update – Updated guidance for financial institutions published: Banking, insurance and other financial services if there’s no Brexit deal