EU Exit Updates

ActSmart will be providing regular updates on the EU exit.

Watch this space for the latest information and advice tailored for retail businesses.

ActSmart have been working with partner members of the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) to bring you the most up to date retail focussed advice, particular credit is due to the Association of Convenience Stores, our leading IRC political advocacy partner, for their input.

 


Government EU-Exit Preparation Webinars

Published 14th October 

The Government is urging businesses to actively prepare for the end of the transition period and is running a series of webinars which members can attend. A retail specific webinar will take place on Wednesday 14 October at 11am and you can register for it here. Run by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the webinar will provide information on the actions your business should take to prepare for the new rules coming into effect from January 2021 including; checking goods compliance, tariffs, trading with countries outside the EU and hiring staff from outside the UK. Businesses can also familiarise themselves with the actions they will need to take, by visiting gov.uk/transition and using the checker tool.

 


Updated Border Operating Model Published

Published 14th October  

The updated Border Operating Model (BOM has been published following its first release in July. The BOM aims to provide clarity and certainty for businesses ahead of the end of the transition period. It also details information on how the GB-EU border will work, being an essential part of preparations that need to be carried out by businesses operating in a post-EU environment. The key additions and changes include; further detail on delayed customs declarations and the requirements of Entry in Declarants Records (EIDR), further details on the checks applying to goods and how freight will be checked before crossing the border. The BOM will be a live document going forward and will be updated by the Government when developments occur