EU sets out its preparations for no-deal scenario

10 December 2020

With the latest deadline for the UK-EU trade talks (13 December) getting perilously close to the end of the transition period, the European Commission has published what it is calling targeted contingency measures to prepare for a possible no-deal.

Product safety after Brexit: pyrotechnics

10 December 2020

With the talks on future relations between the UK and the EU entering the final phase, the Government has been busy issuing guidance on a variety of topics and areas where rules will change whether or not a final deal is agreed.

Chambers spell out the unanswered Brexit questions

9 December 2020

The latest analysis by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) suggests that businesses still have insufficient official information available in more than 20 critical areas, undermining their ability to prepare for change at the end of the transition period.

Statutory maternity, etc pay rates for 2021/22

9 December 2020

The Government has announced its proposed rates for statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, parental bereavement and shared parental payments from April 2021 (policy paper is here).

Chancellor boosts UK Export Finance

9 December 2020

There is always more to a Budget than is revealed on the day by the Chancellor’s speech to Parliament and the same would seem to be true for the recent Spending Review introduced by Rishi Sunak.

Operators urged to consider retrofitting

9 December 2020

A company which sets up partnerships for better air quality around the world has said that it is working with businesses, governments and industry specialists to provide economical routes for operators seeking compliance with the latest emission zones.

Wales reduces self-isolation and quarantine periods

9 December 2020

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton, has endorsed the decision by the Welsh Government to reduce the isolation period to 10 days saying that it is based on the current available evidence around likelihood of being infectious as a contact after that period.

Register for the Goods Vehicle Movement Service

9 December 2020

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has advised hauliers who move goods through a port in the UK and who plan to use the Goods Vehicle Movement Service that they will need to register for the service in order to get their goods through customs.