28 September 2018

The Government has already published more than 50 technical notices on planning for what it calls the unlikely event of the UK leaving the EU in March next year with no deal (see “Expect the best, prepare for the worst” and “No deal Brexit — part two”).

Now a further batch of 28 notices has been released covering what are generally recognised to be the areas where particular problems could arise in the event of the Government failing to reach agreement with the EU — such as aviation and international road haulage.

Given that no deal remains a possibility, possibly even more so after the recent Salzburg summit, the Government argues that it has a duty to ensure that individuals and businesses are as well prepared as possible for what would result if no deal can be agreed.

This latest batch of notices cover a wide range of subjects and unfortunately are scattered across several departmental websites.

DEFRA

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published:

BEIS

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published:

DfT

Finally, the Department for Transport (DfT) has published 10 notices, all available via https://bit.ly/2zqL1bh, covering:

  • Driving in the EU

  • Vehicle insurance

  • Commercial road haulage

  • Reporting CO2 emissions for new cars and vans

  • Aviation security

  • Aviation safety

  • Flights to and from the UK

  • Getting an exemption from maritime security notifications

  • Recognition of seafarer certificates of competency; and

  • Vehicle type approval.