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Impact of Brexit by industry sector - all reports

This page contains a list of externally produced resources which consider the impact of the decision to leave the EU on individual industry sectors. The selection includes reports on potential issues/opportunities, forecasts and studies on related issues.

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New rules for international road haulage in 2022

GOV.UK 26 August 2021

Guidance published by GOV.UK on new rules for transporting goods to or through Europe from 2022. The new rules affect those transporting goods using cars and trailers, vans or other light goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

The impacts of EU exit and COVID-19 on UK trade in services: July 2021

ONS 27 July 2021

Analysis from the ONS of UK trade in services in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the end of the EU transition period on 31 December 2020. Sectors covered: Government; Personal, cultural and recreational; Other business services; Telecommunications; Intellectual property; Financial; Construction; Travel; Transportation; Maintenance and repair; Manufacturing.

Trade and co-operation with the EU: Six months on

Make UK July 2021

Report from Make UK exploring the key trends experienced by UK manufacturers in the early months of 2021. Examines the impact of the new trading relationship with the EU, including what has been challenging, what has improved and what obstacles remain for manufacturers.

Working and touring in Europe - guidance for the fashion sector

GOV.UK 2 June 2021

Checklist from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport for fashion professionals working, performing or touring in Europe. Includes: important checks; visa/work permits; transporting samples, examples and finished goods; transporting commercial goods; haulage; social security and income tax.

Brexit: the impact on the fashion industry

Fashion Roundtable May 2021

Results of a survey by think tank Fashion Roundtable of industry leaders in January and February 2021. Provides data and insights into the impact of the UK-EU trade deal on the UK fashion and textiles industry.

Seafood and meat exports to the EU

UK Parliament 29 April 2021

Report from the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. Areas considered include how the TCA has affected seafood and meat exporters to date, the effect on the market for British exports, the longer-term structural issues that now affect businesses and how some of these barriers to trade might be reduced.

Opportunities for the sheep sector

AHDB April 2021

Report from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board assessing key opportunities for the sheep sector now that the UK has left the EU. Includes sections on the sheep trade, domestic consumer demand, international consumer demand and competition analysis.

Brexit and The City: The Impact So Far

New Financial April 2021

Summary of a study from think tank New Financial on the impact of Brexit on the UK banking and finance industry and the emerging post-Brexit landscape of financial centres across the EU. Full report available upon request.

Letter to medicines and medical products suppliers: 30 March 2021

GOV.UK 30 March 2021

Letter from the Department of Health and Social Care. Provides industry and the wider supply chain with the latest advice and guidance in relation to contingency preparedness, initially put in place for the end of the Brexit transition period to help ensure the continuity of supply of medical goods into the UK.

Brexit impact report

British Meat Processors Association 24 March 2021

Report from the British Meat Processors Association examining the impact of the first three months of trading with the EU as a third country. The report seeks to differentiate between 'teething problems' and more serious impediments to trade that are affecting British companies.

Beyond Brexit: trade in services

UK Parliament 24 March 2021

House of Lords select committee report on the future UK-EU relationship on trade in services. Considers the crucial elements in the TCA affecting trade in services between the UK and the EU, together with areas where further agreement is required. Sectors covered: financial services; professional and business services; data and digital trade; the creative industries; research and education.

Beyond Brexit: food, environment, energy and health

UK Parliament 23 March 2021

House of Lords select committee report on what the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) means for food trade, fisheries, environment and climate change, energy and carbon pricing, chemicals and health.

Brexit and the legal profession

Law Society 19 March 2021

Guide published by the Law Society to help support solicitors and legal firms in adapting to the end of the transition period. Includes a checklist for law firms, country guides on practice rights and details of further resources and guidance.

UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Fisheries

House of Commons Library 18 March 2021

Overview from the House of Commons Library of some of the changes that took place for the fisheries industry on 1 January 2021 after the Brexit transition ended.

End of Brexit transition: chemicals regulation

House of Commons Library 3 March 2021

Briefing paper from the House of Commons Library. Discusses the EU REACH regulations for chemicals, the impact of Brexit on the chemicals industry and UK Government plans for a separated UK REACH regime at the end of the transition period.

Estimating the impact of EU exit on UK higher education

GOV.UK 8 February 2021

Research report from the Department for Education on the effect of EU exit on higher education institutions in the UK. The potential impact of a number of factors on EU student enrolments and associated tuition fee income are considered.

Impact of Brexit on the energy sector

Norton Rose Fulbright February 2021

Publication from law firm Norton Rose Fulbright on the impact of Brexit on the energy sector. Covers a range of areas including nuclear power, renewable energy and gas.

Impact of Brexit on the media, sport and entertainment industries

DLA Piper 21 January 2021

Article from law firm DLA Piper on what Brexit and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) means for the media, sport and entertainment industries. Issues are specifically explored in relation to broadcasting, territorial licensing, state aid and competition, entertainment industry and immigration, copyright and trade marks, sport, advertising and content and data.

Keep your business moving: Video explainers on new rules for doing business with EU

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Suite of on-demand short videos from UK government for businesses on importing, exporting, rules of origin, tariffs, providing services to EU markets, Northern Ireland, data handling, hiring staff, and selling goods. Sector-specific videos also cover chemicals regulations, IP, emissions, waste, and Horizon funding.

Executive survey 2021: Building agility in manufacturing

Make UK 11 January 2021

Survey from Make UK, in association with PwC, exploring what the business landscape will look like for UK manufacturers over the next 12 months. Includes key risks and investment opportunities now that the UK has left the EU.

New guidance and information for industry from the MHRA

GOV.UK 1 January 2021

Guidance from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for industry and organisations to follow from 1 January 2021. Areas covered include clinical trials, devices, importing and exporting, IT systems, legislation, licensing, pharmacovigilance and paediatrics.

Charity Finance Group: Brexit

Charity Finance Group

Information from the Charity Finance Group on Brexit. Includes articles on what the UK-EU agreement means for charities, how charities should prepare for a post-EU era and opportunities for civil society.

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