Two new digital tools for businesses exporting goods in and out of the UK market have been published by the Department for International Trade to help businesses following the departure of the UK from the EU. The 'Trade with the UK' tool provides up-to-date information on topics such as tariffs, taxes and rules. The 'Check how to export goods' tool provides UK exporters with information such as duties and customs procedures for over 160 markets around the world.
Practical guides on Brexit
This page contains a list of externally produced resources which offer practical advice on the impact of the UK departure from the EU and opportunities for future business.
Looking for the ICAEW view on Brexit? Find the latest updates and expert analysis at the ICAEW Brexit hub.
The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. A period of transition will follow while negotiations on the future relationship take place. Information from the UK Government on the transition period is available from gov.uk/transition
The EU directives for the negotiation of a new partnership with the UK (25 February 2020) and the paper The Future Relationship with the EU: The UK’s Approach to Negotiations (27 February 2020) are available online. The UK paper indicates that the UK Government will need to make a decision in June 2020 on whether a deal is likely to be realised and, if not, 'whether the UK’s attention should move away from negotiations and focus solely on continuing domestic preparations to exit the transition period in an orderly fashion.'
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The UK leaves the EU on 31 January 2020 and enters a transition period lasting until the end of December 2020. This briefing from the House of Commons Library explains what will change during the transition period and what will remain the same.
Update from the ICO on data protection requirements for businesses and organisations during the Brexit transition period.
Article from law firm Eversheds Sutherland on the implications of the withdrawal arrangements as the UK leaves the EU. Discusses business planning with sections on immigration, data protection and financial services.
Checklist produced by the British Chambers of Commerce which is intended to help businesses consider the changes that Brexit may bring to their operations after the transition ends in December 2020.
Briefing from international law firm Slaughter and May which outlines the key features of the withdrawal agreement. The authors explain that the practical impact for most business is minimal during the implementation period that runs until the end of the year.
A briefing from the team at the House of Commons Library which examines the possible next steps on Brexit in the new Parliament.
Practical study published by the British Chambers of Commerce evaluating government no-deal guidance for businesses on critical operational issues. Results indicate a number of gaps in official Brexit guidance for businesses in the event of a no-deal outcome.
National Council for Voluntary Organisations guidance on the potential implications of a no-deal Brexit for charities.
Article from Gerwyn Davies, Senior Labour Market Adviser at CIPD, which looks at the implications for employers if the UK leaves the EU on 31 October 2019 without a deal.
Brexit hubs have been established by professional firms, organisations and publications that provide regular updates on the latest steps towards exit from the European Union and the impact on businesses.
International law firm Eversheds offer a range of content on the key issues for businesses, including a series of guides on topics such as contracts and procurement.
Global law firm DLA Piper provides a series of publications offering an insight into the legal implications of the vote to leave the EU for businesses.
The brexit hub from Slaughter and May offers a series of briefings which are designed to help senior executives in charge of legal, finance and risk determine the impact of the referendum and its outcome on their business.
Analysis, commentary and checklists from CMS Law-Now on the legal implications of a Brexit on businesses operating in, and trading with, the UK.
The UK Government is in the process of publishing around 1000 amending statutory instruments (SIs) to ensure that the UK’s laws and regulations will function effectively after the UK exits the EU. This tool, developed by Linklaters, is designed to help businesses identify SIs which could affect the markets they operate in.
A portal presenting Parliament’s analysis of how leaving the EU will affect different policy areas in the UK.
Microsite from Simmons & Simmons which offers analysis of the legal consequences of Brexit and its impact on business activities.
Brexit portal from Business Wales featuring support on seven topics (business strategy and operations, innovation, sales and marketing, export, people management, finance and other support). The portal also includes a Brexit Toolkit which allows you assess your readiness for Brexit and produces a report which highlights areas you may need to address.
Brexit portal from the Institute of Directors with a specific focus on the issues that directors be thinking about in the aftermath of the vote for Brexit.
The New Law Journal's brexit hub offers a mixture of news, opinion and in-depth analysis of the legal developments surrounding the UK's departure from the EU.
Articles from the trade and professional press on Brexit are available to logged-in ICAEW members and ACA students through the Business Source Corporate database. This includes articles on the next steps following Britain’s decision to leave the EU and an assessment of the impact in different sectors.
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The ICAEW Library & Information Service maintains a large collection of resources that can help you with the different issues and opportunities arising from the EU referendum decision. The wide range of topics covered includes exchange rates, export and supply chain management.
Articles and books
The collection of articles and books held by the library on the UK exit from the European Union is growing as the professional press consider the implications and the practical steps that can be taken now.
Expatriate employees: Brexit
Tolley's Tax Digest ; no. 204
Sullivan, A (Lexis-Nexis, 2019)
Digest which aims to provide comprehensive coverage of the position of UK-outbound and UK-inbound employees affected by the UK leaving the EU.
Company law update : governance, distributions and Brexit
Accountants Digest ; no.651
Duvall, D (Croner-i, 2019)
Digest covering a range of recent and potential future changes to company law, including the impact of Brexit in the context of the company law amendments made in early 2019.
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ICAEW members, Business and Finance Professionals, ACA students and Forensic & Expert Witness/Valuation Community subscribers can access the overview of BVB Insights: Data and analysis on UK private company multiples as a free member benefit. The 2019 edition of this annual publication looks at how deal multiples have fared two years on from the EU referendum.
The library offers access to international accountancy, business, law and tax databases that include further articles and analysis following the EU referendum result and information that can help you explore new business opportunities.
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