As we are all now aware, Brexit has taken many twists and turns, and no-one is realistically any nearer to predicting exactly what is going to happen on March 29 2019.
This page is devoted to providing real advice to your business, based upon advice received from Government and other organisations.
The Political Situation as it is Now (22 March 2019)
Next important date Thursday 21 st March 2019. The PM will ask the EU to grant a delay until 30 June 2019 in order for the UK to pass the legislation through necessary to prepare for EU Exit.
There will still be the possibility of a deal, or no deal at all.
What will happen on 29th March 11pm?
- It is written into law that the UK will be leaving on that date at 11pm UK time, but it is impossible to say with any certainty what will happen next.
- The deadline of 29 March could definitely be extended, however the EU Member States have to all agree to a delay.
- MPs have voted to delay this date if there is no deal, but thi sis not legally binding, we can still exit on 29th March without a deal, unless the PM brings her deal back to parliament for a 3rd Meaningful Vote.
- We will provide an update to this information as major situations develop. General Brexit & Brexit-related political information can be found on the BBC News Brexit Pages
Latest News - In order of publication
UK commercial drivers who operate in the EU will need new paperwork in addition to the documents they already carry if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Government announces new immigration plans.
As an employer of EU citizens you can help them by utilising the governments Employers Toolkit for the EU Citizens Settlement Scheme
Government provisions for EEA citizens and their family members arriving in the UK after we leave the EU in the event the UK leaves without agreeing a deal announced.
No Deal Advice for Business Updated
To trade with the EU post Brexit businesses need to get an EORI number from the Customs Declaration Service
The Government has called for Evidence from industry on particular occupations that are short of labour.
APHA extend an invite to all businesses involved in plant & seed variety and propagating material work processes to take part in a No Deal EU Exit Seminar on 28th November. The workshop will work through what may happen in the event of a no deal for Brexit, based on the recent No Deal Technical Notice on Plant Variety Rights.
The government releases the fourth tranche of no-deal Brexit scenarios. Here, the HTA summarises those that may affect the horticulture industry and provides guidance on what to do.
A recent Chambers of Commerce survey has found that 62% of British businesses have not undertaken any planning for Brexit. Here the HTA gives you some tools to help you plan.
The Government has released a 'No-Deal Technical Notice' which gives guidance on importing and exporting plants and plant products if there’s no Brexit deal.
The HTA de-mystifies the 'No Deal' Brexit scenarios the governments has recently issued for businesses.
Some observations on Brexit and the shortage of casual labour from the EU