Update from HMRC regarding Brexit

November 7, 2019

In case you haven’t seen this communication, this is the latest advice from the UK government in regard to preparing your business for Brexit.

The UK government has agreed an extension to the Brexit deadline until 31 January 2020.

HMRC will continue to help businesses prepare for Brexit in all scenarios, including the possibility of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31 January 2020.

Many of the steps that you have already taken to get your business ready for Brexit will still be useful preparation for the UK leaving the EU, with or without a deal:

  • if you have received an EORI number starting with GB, please retain this number, your EORI number will remain valid for use in trade with businesses based in the EU if the UK leaves the EU without a deal – your EORI number can be used now to trade with businesses based outside of the EU
  • if you are an importer and have registered for Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP), you should retain your letter of approval – it will remain valid if the UK leaves the EU without a deal
  • if you received a letter from HMRC telling you that you’ve automatically been registered for TSP, we will be writing to you again soon to authorise you to use it to import TSP standard goods from the EU if the UK leaves without a deal – please retain these letters and your TSP number.

To find out more about the steps you need to take to get ready for Brexit, go to GOV.UK.

The government will contact businesses again before the end of the year to set out any actions that you need to take.

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