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Brexit

Brexit

State Aid Post-Brexit

The Government recently provided some much-needed clarity on the UK state aid regime from March 2019 and from 2021 onwards. A letter of 28 March 2018 addressed to the House of Lords EU Committee from the Minister for Small Business, Consumers & Corporate Responsibility outlines the Government’s current position. The letter confirmed that the current EU rules and regulations on state aid will be maintained in full for the transitional period (until 31 December 2020).

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Your EU workers: Status settled?

With Brexit now less than a year away, the UK government has been updating its guidance on the rights of EU citizens to live and work in the UK. This follows on from the agreement reached last month on the “implementation” period, which is to run between Brexit day on 29 March 2019 and 31 December 2020.

The guidance gives employers a little more certainty on when EU citizens will be able to legally work in the UK.

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Brexit and Product Standards - So What?

Continuing our programme of insights into post-Brexit challenges, this month we look at one issue facing product manufacturers and consider what steps they could consider taking in the lead up to Brexit.

Product conformity to established technical and quality standards is a hallmark of the EU product standardisation project.

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Could Brexit beat Bosman?

"I think this will lead to a flood of foreign players coming here, which I believe will be to the detriment of our game.

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Brexit, Tax and the Issues for Business

Amid the din and white heat of Brexit, tax has barely featured in the political discussions other than, to some extent, the possibility of new tariffs being imposed.

However, businesses should be alive to the possibility of changes to various tax regimes that may come with Brexit.

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Brexit and your Contracts - Plan now for the Great Unknown

Brexit and Contracts

As Brexit negotiations continue and uncertainty remains, there is something that you can do now to minimise the risks to your business. It is true that we don’t yet know what a post-Brexit world will look like. What will the economic impact of Brexit be? Will a transitional deal be agreed and if so, on what terms? What will happen at our borders in relation to goods and people? How will Brexit affect our laws? What will the final deal be? Indeed, will there be a deal?

This uncertainty creates risks.

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Can your Supply Chain Cope with a Hard Brexit?

Can your supply chain cope with a hard Brexit?

There is increasing talk of the possibility of the UK leaving the EU without a trade agreement. Failure to reach agreement by 29 March 2019 (Brexit day) will impact on how goods and materials (goods) are dealt with at the UK border.

In a paper on the subject the Institute of Government has analysed the likely consequences of a hard Brexit at the border and identified a number of business critical issues. 

So what are the issues and how might businesses plan for a hard Brexit?   

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Brexit Contingency Plans for Financial Services - Deal or no Deal?

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To quote Donald Rumsfeld on ‘known unknowns’: there are some things we know that we do not know.  The outcome of the Brexit negotiations is surely the known unknown currently posing the most significant risk for the financial services sector.

The Bank of England’s response (in the form of a ‘Dear CEO’ letter) to the lack of certainty has been to require the biggest firms to put in place appropriate contingency planning, including for “the most adverse potential outcomes – for example, if there is no withdrawal or trade agreement in place when the UK exits from the EU, and the U

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Brexit Twists and Turns - Time to Set the Record Straight

No-one (or almost no-one) ever said Brexit was going to be easy, although I suspect that few would have anticipated last June after the Leave vote just how many twists and turns there would be. And I dare say there will be many more to come.
Since that vote, there has been an endless, and at times overwhelming, series of press articles and other commentaries analysing the politics and legal niceties of Brexit.

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Brexit: "Let The Wild Rumpus Start": Article 50 And The Judicial Response Part 2

On 7 February 2017, the Scottish Parliament is scheduled to debate the proposed triggering of an Article 50 notice by the UK Government, to commence the process leading to the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. This debate could have been the focus of intense national and international scrutiny, depending upon the outcome of the UKSC decision more recently. In reality, it is now, however, in legal terms a debate and vote of no constitutional significance.

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