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Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU in the June 2016 referendum, BSRIA has become involved in various initiatives to support its members and the wider industry. BSRIA is working with industry bodies to help present a united view from construction, conducting surveys to gather industry views and holding events to gauge concerns and discuss opportunities and threats.
BSRIA has collated past journal abstracts to review our journey from the Referendum in 2017 to where we are now. We have also compiled a collection of links to publicly available guidance and advice from Government and industry sources to help your organisation ‘prepare’ for Brexit. The document is available for download here.
Following the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period at 11pm on 31 December 2020 (IP completion day), the UK Government has been reissuing a number of Brexit webpages and guidance documents, collating existing stakeholder and sectoral guidance on legal and practical changes taking effect from 1 January 2021.
Some of the key updated web pages since 1st January 2021, are as follows:
EU and International Trade UpdateConfederation of British Industry (CBI), 19th February 2021The CBI has been working closely with businesses in 2021 to identify the key challenges they face adjusting to the new trading relationship between the UK and the EU.Click to view
BCC Brexit survey: Half of UK exporters report difficulties adapting to changes relating to EU-UK goods tradeBritish Chambers of Commerce, 11th February 2021Click to view
Environment Agency’s obligations after BrexitInterview by Lexis Nexis, 11th February 2021Environment analysis: Gethin Thomas, barrister at 39 Essex Chambers, discusses the Environment Agency’s (EA) obligations and responsibilities post Brexit (after the end of the Brexit transition period), in particular in relation to waste exports and ozone-depleting substances (ODS). Click to view
Brexit-hit businesses need customs clarity, delayed deadlines, MPs toldLexis Nexis, 9th February 2021Brexit-hit UK companies need better guidance on customs rules as they risk failing to keep the correct records to avoid duties. Rules of origin (which dictate when a good can enter a foreign market tariff-free, depending on how much of the product was made in the exporting country) have become the biggest problem for EU-UK trade since IP completion day, and ‘cowboy’ companies are offering advice that could hurt businesses even more.Click to view
UK construction loses a quarter of its EU-born workforceConstruction News, 22nd January 2021The number of European Union-born workers in the UK construction industry dropped by more than a quarter in 12 months. Click to view
The links below provide more details of BSRIA’s guidance and work since the Brexit vote and will be updated with future developments:
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