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19 February 2019

EU Exit Business Readiness Weekly Bulletin Issue 3: 19th February 2019

EU Exit Business Readiness Weekly Bulletin Issue 3: 19th February 2019

This is the third in a series of bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU. 

The Workforce and People discussion on the 21st February will focus on the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) and European Temporary Leave to Remain (ETLR). There will also be an initial opportunity to discuss the Future Skills-Based Immigration System White Paper. Mobility and mutual recognition of qualifications will be covered at a later date.

The Energy and Climate discussion on the 28th February will specifically focus on the EU Emission Trading Scheme.

Tools & Resources 

Triage Tool
Gov.uk has an online tool to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Businesses can use the Triage Tool to find out: 
• what their business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU                                           
• what’s changing in their sector
• information on specific rules and regulations
Businesses will need to answer 7 simple questions to get guidance relevant to their business.    

Horizon 2020: UKRI Portal
• On 27 September the UKRI grant registration portal was launched on GOV.UK. UK recipients of Horizon 2020 funding are asked to register on this portal as soon as possible so that UKRI can contact them with next steps needed to receive underwrite funding, if it is required. 
• To date, over 5,500 UK recipients have registered on the portal, with more registrations being processed every day.  Registering on the portal is quick and simple – the process takes up to 10 minutes per grant -and we encourage any UK Horizon 2020 grant holder who has not yet registered to do so today.  
• This link will take you to the UKRI portal. More information on the government’s Horizon 2020 no deal plans can be found in the Horizon 2020 technical notice and Q&A.

Sector Primers
These new sector primers aim to bring together into one web page the top 3 – 5 issues for each sector and provide overview guidance.  The primers link through to more detailed material elsewhere on gov.uk. The second batch have been published and the sectors covered so far are:
• Chemicals: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-chemicals-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit
• Professional & Business Services:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-professional-and-business-services-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit
• Electronics, Machinery & Parts : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-electronics-machinery-and-parts-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit
• Space Sector: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-space-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit
• Consumer Goods: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-consumer-goods-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit
• Automotive: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-automotive-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit
• Aerospace: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-aerospace-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit
• Retail: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-retail-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit 
• Oil and Gas Production: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/oil-and-gas-production-and-preparing-for-eu-exit 
• Gas Markets: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/gas-markets-and-preparing-for-eu-exit
• Electricity incl. Renewables: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-electricity-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit
• Research & Innovation: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-science-research-and-innovation-sector-and-preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit
• Construction and Housing: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-construction-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

HMRC Letter
Attached for information is a letter from HMRC on EU exit (no deal): Changes to the rules for reporting and paying import VAT that will impact sellers outside the UK.

HMRC Leaflets
We have attached for information, specific sector leaflets preparing business for changes at the UK border if there’s a no deal EU Exit covering:
• Agri-food  
• Automotive  
• Arts, Sports and Culture  
• Chemicals  
• Hauliers  
• Intermediaries  
• Pharmaceuticals  
• Retail  
• General

Recent Announcements 

Importing and Exporting         
DIT’s Export Control Organisation are running a webinar on 1 March 2019 to help exporters understand the new EU exit dual-use Open General Export Licence, in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. For further details and registration, visit the website here
APHA issued guidance on finding a professional to certify export health certificates: Certify Export Health Certificates  
BEIS published a Policy Page that summarise guidance on Importing Exporting and Transporting Products or Goods after Brexit
DEFRA issued guidance on importing and exporting waste if there’s no Brexit deal: Importing and Exporting Waste 
DEFRA updated guidance on importing and exporting plants and plant products if the UK leaves the EU without a deal: Importing and Exporting Plants and Plant Products 
DEFRA released a video for the agriculture & food industry in a no deal EU Exit: a link to a short video on YouTube
HMRC updated guidance on how to get a UK EORI number to trade within the EU: UK EORI Number to Trade Within the EU 
HMRC have provided guidance on managing  your import VAT on parcels: Import VAT on Parcels 
HMRC released a short video on importing goods from the EU to the UK in a no deal EU Exit in 10 steps: a link to a short importing video on YouTube 

Regulations and Standards
BEIS published a Policy Page that summarise guidance on Regulations and Standards after Brexit
BEIS published guidance on manufactured goods: regulatory requirements after Brexit: Manufactured Goods Regulatory Requirements 

Workforce and People
FCO updated guidance on important EU Exit information for UK nationals living in or travelling to and from the EU if there’s no deal: Important EU Exit Information for UK Nationals 
FCO updated information on the rights and status of UK nationals living in the European Union, European Economic Area (EEA) and European Free Trade Area (EFTA), and Switzerland: Advice for British Nationals Travelling and Living in Europe 
HO published guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme: Assisted Digital service: EU Settlement Scheme Assisted Digital Service 

Digital & Data
BEIS published a Policy Page that summarise guidance on Using Personal Data after Brexit  

Energy & Climate
BEIS published a Policy Page that summarise guidance on Energy and Climate after Brexit
BEIS issued guidance on the electricity sector and preparing for EU Exit: Electricity Sector 
BEIS issued guidance on gas markets and preparing for EU Exit: Gas Markets 
BEIS published the fourth quarterly update to Parliament of the government’s progress on the UK’s exit from the Euratom Treaty: Euratom Exit Quarterly Update 
DEFRA issued guidance on how businesses can continue to trade and deal in fluorinated greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting substances in the UK and EU if there’s no EU withdrawal deal: Fluorinated Gases and Ozone Depleting Substances 

Intellectual Property
BEIS published a Policy Page that summarise guidance on Intellectual Property after Brexit  

EU & UK Funding
BEIS published a Policy Page that summarise guidance on European and Domestic Funding after Brexit 

Public Procurement
BEIS published a Policy Page that summarise guidance on Public Sector Procurement after Brexit

Organisational Compliance
BEIS published a Policy Page that summarise guidance on Operating in the EU after Brexit   
CH published guidance on changing your company registration if the UK leaves the EU without a deal: Changing your Company Registration 

DfT updated guidance on aviation security for passengers and cargo if there’s no Brexit deal: Aviation Security 
DHSC updated guidance for industry and organisations involved in health and care about contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit: Health and Care Sector 
HMT updated guidance on banking, insurance and other financial services if there’s no Brexit deal: Banking Insurance and other Financial Services 
You can sign up to receive email alerts about Brexit on Gov.UK: Brexit E-mail Alerts 
PMO published the Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement to the House of Commons on Brexit: PM's Statement to the House of Commons on Brexit 12 February 2019 

EU Exit: Business Intelligence and Engagement Team
Department for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy

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