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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.

Latest Brexit Information

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 Update
    Confederation of British Industry (CBI), 19th February 2021
    The 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 trade
    British Chambers of Commerce, 11th February 2021
    Click to view

  • Environment Agency’s obligations after Brexit
    Interview by Lexis Nexis, 11th February 2021
    Environment 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).
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  • Brexit-hit businesses need customs clarity, delayed deadlines, MPs told
    Lexis Nexis, 9th February 2021
    Brexit-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.
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  • UK construction loses a quarter of its EU-born workforce
    Construction News, 22nd January 2021
    The number of European Union-born workers in the UK construction industry dropped by more than a quarter in 12 months.
     Click to view

  • The effect of Brexit on UK construction
    RICS, 11th January 2021
    The trade deal imposes no direct charges on construction or construction products but there are administrative burdens
    Click to view
  • Brexit: new rules are here
    UK Government, 1st January 2021
    The Brexit checker for all personal advice on travel and doing business within Europe.
    Click to view

  • European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020
    The Official Act, formalising the trade agreement and future relationship between the EU and the UK was passed on December 31st, 2020.  
    Click to view

  • Brexit: What the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement means for supply chains
    Field Fisher, 29th December 2021
    Commercial analysis of the 1,250-page UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the EU.
    Click to view

  • Construction Products Regulation in Northern Ireland
    UK Government, originally published on 23rd November 2020, now updated
    The web page explains the new requirements for placing construction products on the Northern Ireland market.
    Click to view

  • Construction Products Regulation in Great Britain
    UK Government, originally published on 1st September 2020, now updated. 
    Guidance providing practical information for placing construction products on the GB market.
    Click to view

  • EU Construction Products Regulation and CE marking, including UK product contact point for construction products
    UK Government, originally published on 1st July 2013, now updated
    Details how to place CE marking on products, how to identify UK requirements relating to construction products, and how to apply to be a UK Notified Body or Technical Assessment Body.
    Click to view

  • Government publishes updated GB-EU Border Operating Model
    UK Government, originally published 8th October 2020, now updated
    Details how the GB-EU border will work and the actions that traders, hauliers and passengers need to take
    Click to view

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