Brexit implementation advice
Legal impacts for businesses
The UK left the EU on 31 January 2021 and has entered into a new trading partnership with the EU under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. New rules now apply on exports, tariffs, data and employing people from within the EU.
Our team and network of trusted advisors are on hand to help you understand the changes and ensure your business complies with the new rules.
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- 09 February 2021
Commercial Agency Regulations 1993 and Brexit
The Commercial Agency Regulations 1993 (Regulations) will continue to apply to agency relationships in the UK currently and decisions of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will continue to bind the laws of England and Wales up and until 31 December.
- 12 January 2021
UK’s Post-Brexit immigration routes in 2021
The unified immigration system came into force in 2021, coinciding with the end of free movement. As the dust settles, many businesses have now begun to grapple with the consequences of the end of unrestricted mobility to the continent. In this article we look at the key immigration routes for 2021.
- 11 December 2020
Post Brexit: Frontier Worker permit applications are now open
The Government has now published detailed guidance on applying for a Frontier Worker permit following the end of the Brexit transition period. The scheme is open to Frontier Workers who have worked in the UK prior to 31 December 2020.
- 24 November 2020
Importers and exporters– what happens after Brexit?
The end of the transition period under the Withdrawal Agreement is timed at precisely 11pm on 31 December 2020. At that moment in time, a snapshot of all EU law in existence will be imported into UK law. The UK government will simultaneously regain legislative power to enact new law which changes and diverges from EU law.
- 10 November 2020
Public Procurement – What happens after Brexit?
It seems a long time ago we were being told during the Brexit referendum that leaving the EU would save us £1.6 billion a year in procurement costs. Since then the UK has left the EU but still remains signed up to the EU procurement rules until 11pm on 31 December 2020. What happens next depends in part on the outcome of the EU/UK trade negotiations but also on the broader question of how the UK wants to run public procurement.
- 04 November 2020
Companies Act and Brexit – practical considerations
UK companies need to review the impact of Brexit on their governance arrangements. Governance rules are principally found in the Companies Act 2006 which is part of UK domestic law. For the most part, leaving the EU will have little impact on the way UK limited companies are required to operate under this Act.