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Wednesday 13th January 2021 – The Brexit transition period has now ended

Changes have now come into effect for businesses that trade goods with Europe or represent businesses who do. Attend the HMRC webinars to find out what you need to do now to keep trading with the EU.

By registering for the webinars below, or watching the videos on HMRC’s YouTube channel you can familiarise yourself with the new customs processes and what you need to do before you trade goods with the EU.

The trader checklist is also still available on GOV‌‌‌‌‌‌.UK to help you ensure you’re familiar with the new rules that affect you. HMRC have also updated their guides to help businesses understand the new customs and VAT requirements when moving goods between Great Britain and EU countries.

Webinars to register for now:

Exporting: Actions you need to take now: An overview of the actions you need to take now before you export goods from Great Britain to the EU and move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Key processes include – zero-rated VAT, customs declaration, using an intermediary as well as licences, certificates, and authorisations.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to export.

Trader responsibilities when using an intermediary: You now need to complete import or export declarations to trade goods with the EU. These are complex and a lot of businesses choose to use an intermediary to do these for them.

This webinar explains your responsibilities as a trader if you choose to use an intermediary.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to import or export.

What are customs import declarations?: If you import goods, you now need to make customs import declarations on controlled goods and all goods by the end of June. This webinar will help you understand what they are in more detail. This includes what is needed for simplified declarations, supplementary declarations, how to make them, and delayed import declarations.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to import.

Importing: What you need to know about Staged Controls: This webinar will walk you through the three stages of the new border controls introduced on 1‌‌ January‌‌ ‌2021, and what actions you need to take for each stage.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to import.

Tuesday 5th January 2021 – Brexit: new rules are here

New rules apply to things like travel and doing business with Europe. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions for you, your business and your family.

For details on the changes for businesses and individuals use the government website.

Tuesday 29th December 2020 – Brexit Transition Update

The Brexit transition period ends in 2days. If your business trades goods with Europe or you represent businesses who do, you’ll need to be prepared for changes from 1January 2021.

It is important your business is ready for these new rules. At the time of writing, talks are ongoing about our future trading arrangements with Europe. Trading rules will not change or go away, and the steps that you need to take to prepare, are needed in any scenario before you can trade from 1January.

If you’re new to customs processes you can start to get familiar with them in our short importing and exporting videos on HMRC’S YouTube channel.

HMRC has a trader checklist to help you prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period.

HMRC are also running webinars where you can hear the latest information and ask questions to help you prepare for these new rules:

Exporting: Actions you need to take to prepare for 1‌‌ ‌January‌‌ ‌2021

The webinar explains what actions you need to take to export goods from Great Britain to the EU and move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

HMRC will provide a run-through of the key export processes – staged border controls, zero-rated VAT, customs declaration, using an intermediary as well as licences, certificates, and authorisations that you’ll need.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to export.

Trader responsibilities when using an intermediary

If you import or export goods between the UK and the EU your business will need to complete import or export declarations, or both. As this is a complicated process a lot of businesses choose to use an intermediary to do these for them.

This webinar explains your responsibilities as a trader if you choose to use an intermediary to complete either import or export declarations or both.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to import or export.

What are customs import declarations?

If you import goods, you’ll need to prepare for making customs import declarations on controlled goods from 1‌‌ ‌January, and by the end of June on all goods. This webinar will help you to understand what they are in more detail. This includes what is needed for simplified declarations, supplementary declarations, making import declarations without authorisation, and delayed import declarations

Please register to take part if you’re planning to import.

Importing: Staged controls and how to prepare to use them

Recognising the impact of coronavirus on businesses’ ability to prepare for the 31‌‌ December 2020 deadline, the UK in introducing the new border controls in three stages up until 1‌‌ July 2021. This flexible approach will give you extra time to make necessary arrangements.

This webinar will walk you through the three stages and the actions you need to take.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to import.

Monday 28th December 2020 – Brexit Transition Update

The UK has reached an agreement with the EU on its future relationship. The social security coordination provisions in this agreement ensure workers who move between the UK and the EU only have to pay into one country’s social security scheme at a time.

Going to work temporarily in the EU under the detached worker rule

The country you and your employee will pay social security contributions in depends on whether the EU country has agreed to apply the detached worker rules.

Where an EU country has agreed to apply these rules:

  • UK workers who are sent by their employer will only need to pay National Insurance contributions for the period of work in the EU country (up to 24 months). More information on going to work temporarily in the EU can be found on GOV‌‌‌.UK. Information is also included on going to work temporarily in Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
  • EU workers sent by their employer to work temporarily in the UK from a country which has agreed to apply the detached worker rule will remain liable to only pay social security contributions in the EU country. More information on coming to work in the UK can be found on GOV‌‌‌.UK. Information is also included on coming to work temporarily in the UK from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

For EU countries that don’t apply these rules, you and your employee will be liable to pay contributions in the country where they are temporarily working if the they are not in scope of the Withdrawal Agreement.

What you should do if you go to work in the EU

You should continue to apply to HMRC for the same forms on behalf of the individual going to work in the EU. If they do not qualify for a certificate, you or your employee will need to contact the relevant EU social security institution to start paying social security contributions in that country.

Friday 18th December 2020 – Post Brexit VAT Changes

The Brexit transition period ends in 13 days. If your business trades goods with Europe, or you represent businesses who do, you’ll need to be prepared for changes from 1‌‌ ‌January‌‌ ‌2021.

These are challenging times, but it is important your business is ready for these new rules. At the time of writing, talks are ongoing about our future trading arrangements with Europe. Trading rules will not change or go away and the steps that you need to take to prepare are needed in any scenario before you can trade from 1‌‌ ‌January.

If you’re new to customs processes, you can start to get familiar with them in our short importing and exporting videos on HMRC’s YouTube channel.

There is a trader checklist to help you prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period.

And HMRC are running webinars where you can hear the latest information and ask questions to help you prepare for these new rules:

Exporting: Actions you need to take to prepare for 1‌‌ ‌January‌‌ ‌2021

The webinar explains what actions you need to take to export goods from Great Britain to the EU and move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

HMRC provide a run-through of the key export processes – staged border controls, zero-rated VAT, customs declaration, using an intermediary as well as licences, certificates, and authorisations that you’ll need.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to export.

What are customs import declarations?

If you import goods, you’ll need to prepare for making customs import declarations on controlled goods from 1‌‌ ‌January, and by the end of June on all goods. This webinar will help you to understand what they are in more detail. This includes what is needed for simplified declarations, supplementary declarations, making import declarations without authorisation, and delayed import declarations.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to import.

Importing: Staged controls and how to prepare to use them

Recognising the impact of coronavirus on businesses’ ability to prepare for the 31‌‌ ‌December 2020 deadline, the UK is introducing the new border controls in three stages up until 1‌‌ ‌July‌‌ ‌2021. This flexible approach will give you extra time to make necessary arrangements.

This webinar will walk you through the three stages and the actions you need to take.

Please register to take part if you’re planning to import.

For more help contact us.

Tuesday 15th December 2020 – Post Brexit VAT Changes

UK/EU Trade After 1st January 2021

From the end of the Brexit transition period, the acquisition of goods from EU countries into the UK will be treated as an import for VAT purposes. Likewise, goods sent to EU countries from the UK will no longer be treated as a dispatch but as an export. These changes bring with it a necessity to treat these supplies differently with regards to VAT.
Contact us for more information.

VAT and Customs Implications of Brexit

With the UK’s impending exit from the single market fast approaching, businesses across a wide variety of industries are being urged to swiftly put measures in place to ensure their operations with EU suppliers and customers can continue with minimum disruption when the country eventually leaves the single market at the end of 31st December 2020. HMRC have issued letters to all UK VAT registered traders, outlining what steps businesses may need to take ahead of the UK’s exit from the Single Market, facilitating a frictionless transition to new regulations and VAT obligations.
Contact us for more information.

Friday 4th December 2020 – Exporting: Actions you need to take – webinar

The UK transition period ends in 28 days. If your business exports goods to the EU from Great Britain or you represent businesses who do, you’ll need to be prepared for some changes that will come into effect from 1‌‌‌‌‌ ‌January 2021.

Whilst these are challenging times, it is important to make sure that your business is ready for these new rules. Talks are still ongoing about our future trading arrangements with Europe, but you can be sure that these rules will not change or go away.

To help you prepare for these changes and give you the latest information HMRC are inviting you to join a live webinar:

Exporting: Actions you need to take to prepare for 1‌‌‌ ‌January 2021

The webinar explains what actions you need to take to export goods from Great Britain to the EU and move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

It will provide a run-through of the key export processes – staged border controls, zero-rated VAT, customs declaration, using an intermediary, as well as licences, certificates and authorisations that you’ll need.

You can also ask questions using the on-screen text box.

Please register to take part and make sure you’re prepared for the end of the transition period.

HMRC update their webinars constantly to provide you with the latest government guidance and information as it develops.

HMRC also has a series of short videos on their YouTube channel providing an introduction to importing and exporting. It might help you to watch these before attending the webinar including:

If you want advice on how this will affect you and your business contact us.