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European Union Transition

The UK has left the EU and is now in a transition period, before new rules come into place from 1 January 2021. This means a number of changes will affect businesses, organisations and individual citizens.

Follow the link below for information on how to prepare and the steps you may need to take. You can also sign up to receive government communications and get a personalised list of the channels that might affect you and your business.

The UK Government has launched a major new Transition public information campaign called “The UK’s new start: let’s get going” to give everyone the facts that they will need to be ready for 1 January 2021. A straightforward checker tool at gov.uk/transition will quickly identify the specific steps any business or individual needs to take to be ready.

The government has also announced:

Click here to learn more about EU Transition Advice

 

Internal trade within the UK


The Government has laid out plans to ensure businesses across the UK will continue to enjoy seamless internal trade when the UK leaves the transition period. To ensure businesses can continue to trade seamlessly across the UK as they do now, new legislation will be brought forward to preserve access to all parts of the UK for goods and services.

Under plans set out in the UK internal market white paper, which is now open for consultation, the government will strengthen and maintain the coherence of the UK’s internal market, guaranteeing the continued ability of all UK companies to trade unhindered in every part of the United Kingdom. All powers that have been devolved will remain devolved.
The proposals in the white paper include: 

The consultation is open until the end of day 13 August.

Announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-acts-to-protect-jobs-in-every-part-of-the-uk  
White paper: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-internal-market
Consultation: https://beisgovuk.citizenspace.com/trade/uk-internal-market/