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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not just tariffs that UK importers have to prepare for from 1 January 2021. They will also be taking on new liabilities for defective products imported from the EU which cause personal injury or damage to private property
The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. It’s been close to business as normal during the transition period but this ends on 31 December 2020. At the time of writing the nature of the UK’s future relationship with the rest of Europe remains uncertain. However, even if some limited trade deals can be agreed by the end of the year, there are steps that UK contractors should be taking now:
Brexit is going to have significant effect on the trade of goods between the UK and the EU. If your business relies on goods imported from the EU, whether by you directly or through your supply chain, you need to take action to ensure that your supply is not disrupted.
In welcome news for UK businesses who bid for overseas government contracts, the UK government has negotiated for the UK to continue as a party to the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) from 1 January 2021 as an independent country.