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Brexit hub

Our Brexit hub provides critical information about the UK’s exit from the European Union and the consequences for businesses and individuals. Sign up to receive important updates from us.

Brexit overview

The UK has left the EU as a member on 31 January 2020. On 1 February 2020, a transitional phase commenced during which EU laws, membership of the single market and customs union, EU trade policy and ongoing budgetary commitments continued to apply to the UK. On 1 January 2021 the transitional arrangement was replaced with a free trade agreement (FTA), which is redefining the trading relationship between the UK and the European Union.

The EU’s single market rules created a trading bloc and customs union with its member states to guarantee free movement of goods, services, people and capital among EU member states. Since the UK joined the EU in 1973, domestic and international legislation has been aligned with EU rules and conventions to create a single market for all its members. The UK’s exit from the EU framework now brings significant change to how businesses trade with the EU. 

Our Brexit hub provides critical information for businesses and individuals that are involved with UK-EU trade and seek information about the changes, which came into force on 1 January 2021.

Exporting goods from the UK to the EU

Importing goods from the EU to the UK

Changes for UK service industries

Employing staff in the UK and the EU

Moving capital between the UK and the EU

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Important external resources


Alex Altmann 24 May 2022

UK Government’s unilateral move to change Northern Ireland protocol creates more uncertainty for businesses and risks further trade disruption with EU

The decision to introduce new domestic legislation that revises the Northern Ireland protocol would be a violation against international law.

03 December 2021

Less than a month for EU businesses to claim UK VAT on costs incurred between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021

The following update from our International Outsourced Accounting team is relevant for EU-registered businesses who may have incurred UK VAT.

19 November 2021

HMRC Updates Border Operating Model

HM Revenue & Customs have released an updated Border Operating Model document to assist traders moving goods in and out the UK.