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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25 May 2018
The additional costs arising from post-Brexit customs changes could be higher than the £20bn estimated by HMRC, RSM has warned.
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.