HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) have published guidance explaining the background, scope and coverage of temporary suspension or reduction of Customs Duty.
Traders must ensure that they are fully ready under the new rules as the Government expects lorries travelling to the Great Britain-EU border will reach pre-Christmas levels in the week beginning 11 January.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that, with effect from 11 January, local authorities are to be encouraged to target testing to people who cannot work from home during lockdown.
Everyone coming to England from a foreign destination, including returning UK nationals, will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to departure, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced.
The alert level four restrictions introduced in Wales before Christmas are to remain in place and will be strengthened in some key areas to prevent the new, highly-infectious, strain of the virus spreading from person to person in those shops and workplaces which remain open.