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Act now or risk being unable to trade within the EU, HMRC warns

12 December 2018

HMRC has recently written to 145,000 VAT-registered businesses across the UK setting out the steps that need to be taken to prepare for a no-deal scenario. The message is stark – act now or risk being unable to trade with the EU.

Public Accounts Committee raises concerns about preparations for post-Brexit customs arrangements
Brad Ashton

02 November 2018

Brad Ashton, International trade partner, comments on today's report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) which highlights the Committee's ongoing concerns around HMRC's preparations for Brexit.

RSM comments on the VAT and EU trading implications of 'No Deal' Brexit papers
Brad Ashton

23 August 2018

Brad Ashton, customs and international trade partner at RSM, comments on the Government’s paper on trading with the EU if there is no Brexit deal.

Government must present clear and pragmatic guidance to assist ‘worst case’ scenario planning says RSM
Simon Hart

22 August 2018

The UK government will publish the first in a series of technical notices designed to prepare the UK for a no-deal Brexit. RSM says it is imperative that the notices present guidance that is clear, and without ambiguity, so that businesses are able to prepare for every eventuality, just 219 days ahead of Brexit on 29 March 2019.

Timing is tight for new Customs Declaration Service warns RSM
Brad Ashton

16 August 2018

Brad Ashton, customs and international trade partner at RSM comments on the launch of the first software release of the Customs Declaration Service.

Manufacturing for global markets
Mike Thornton

13 August 2018

Selling products overseas offers big benefits to UK manufacturers but it can also carry significant risks. Download our latest report on the cross border challenges that manufacturers may face.

NAO report highlights risks to delivery of new customs declaration service
Brad Ashton

28 June 2018

The National Audit Office (NAO) has today published a progress update report on the implementation of HMRC's new Customs Declaration System (CDS). While the NAO acknowledges that HMRC has taken steps to mitigate risks, it warns that 'significant challenges' remain.

What is the future for the UK’s customs relationship with the EU?

15 June 2018

As the October deadline informally agreed to conclude the UK’s withdrawal agreement from the EU (Brexit) approaches, the UK government has set out its view on customs arrangements post Brexit. This has been joined in the debate by the so-called ‘maximum facilitation’ or Max Fac option.

Cost of post-Brexit customs reform could be higher than £20bn: longer transitional period also required
Brad Ashton

25 May 2018

The additional costs arising from post-Brexit customs changes could be higher than the £20bn estimated by HMRC, RSM has warned.

A customs union - a very small part in the Ireland jigsaw puzzle

06 March 2018

As the spotlight once again falls on Brexit, and on how to maintain a frictionless border on the island of Ireland, it’s important to remember that the answer to this crucial question is much more than whether the UK could or should be in ‘a’ or ‘the’ customs union.

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