AEO status after EU exit transition period

9 June 2020

Will our Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status still be valid in the UK after the end of the transition period when the UK is no longer part of the EU Customs Union? Is HMRC planning to give AEO authorised companies any preferential treatment with regards to their imports, eg fast track clearances?

EUR1 after EU exit transition period

9 June 2020

We currently provide our customers with EUR1 forms for preferential origin claims. After the EU exit transition period, will this no longer be feasible unless the UK and the destination country have an agreement in place?

Coronavirus — the Government’s furlough scheme

12 May 2020

I may have to lay off a significant number of my staff as a result of the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus. I understand that I can obtain financial help from the Government. Can you summarise the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention (“Furlough”) Scheme for me?

Bank holidays — forcing staff to take annual leave

7 April 2020

My staff do not have the entitlement to leave on bank holidays written into their contracts.  This year I wish the business to close for a week over a bank holiday period.  How should I go about this?