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Emergency export controls applied to personal protective equipment
Brad Ashton

03 April 2020

A European Commission regulation designed to ensure EU, EFTA and related territories have adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) has now been implemented in the UK.

Government statement fails to calm fears of a hard Brexit for customs

04 March 2020

The Government has revealed ambitious, perhaps over ambitious, plans for a comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU to be in place by the end of this year. It is very clear on the outcome if negotiations don’t go to plan.

Hard customs border adds to Brexit pain for UK importers

18 February 2020

The removal of Brexit contingency plans for customs and VAT promised in 2019 will make an already difficult situation even worse for businesses. Disruption to supply chains seems inevitable, and the removal of postponed accounting and/or transitional simplified procedures will make an already difficult situation even worse for businesses.

Government consults on new customs tariff for post-Brexit era

12 February 2020

The Department for International Trade has launched a public consultation on its proposals for a new UK customs tariff, to be implemented at the end of the Brexit transition period. The closing date for comments is 5 March 2020 and we can expect an announcement on the UK’s new tariff shortly thereafter. Businesses should take note.

Brexit bill brings more uncertainty for VAT and customs duty

24 January 2020

The new European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill changes the Brexit picture for VAT and customs duty yet again. Businesses should keep up preparations for a departure on 31 December 2020.

The Withdrawal Agreement; what do we know?

22 October 2019

We look ahead to what the post-transition arrangements will look like, if and when Great Britain leaves the VAT Union and the UK (including Northern Ireland) leaves the EU Customs Union.

VAT, customs duty and trade in a no-deal Brexit

19 October 2019

Explore the immediate tax issues relating to VAT, customs duty and trade that an organisation can recognise in the event of a no-deal Brexit, and our advice on how to prepare for this outcome.

EU most important market outside of UK for future growth, say UK businesses
Mark Harwood

25 June 2019

Nearly a third of UK mid-market businesses with international aspirations see the European Union as a key market for future growth, according to a recent survey by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

Bank of England Governor's warning should be wake-up call, warns RSM
Brad Ashton

21 June 2019

Today's warning from the Bank of England Governor that there may be 150,000 businesses who are unprepared for a no deal exit should act as a wake-up call, warns RSM.

Import VAT for non-owners and more on Brexit and customs duty

18 May 2019

While details of the UK’s long-term relationship with the European Union (EU) remain unclear, the VAT and customs issues associated with international trade continue to throw up challenges.

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