Extension to leaving date
Following a request by Prime Minister Theresa May, the European Council agreed on Thursday 21 March to extend the UK’s departure date to 22 May 2019, provided the Withdrawal Agreement is approved by the House of Commons by 29 March 2019 at the latest.
If the Withdrawal Agreement is not approved by the House of Commons by then, the European Council has agreed to an extension until 12 April 2019. In that scenario, the United Kingdom would be expected to indicate a way forward before this date.
This means that if the Withdrawal Agreement is not ratified by Friday 29 March, a “no-deal” scenario may occur on 12 April.
The European Commission has announced that it has completed its “no-deal” preparations.
Goods must usually be re-imported within 3 years of the date of the original export to qualify for Returned Goods Relief, although a waiver is possible. The full eligibility requirements for waiver of the 3 year time limit are set out in paragraph 2.5.
Longer periods will be considered on application to:
NIRU, Dorchester House, 52-58 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7WF
Telephone: 0300 322 7065
The UK has made an offer to EU member states and EFTA states to maintain the existing healthcare arrangements, in both a deal or no-deal scenario, until 31 December 2020. This would mean that we will continue to pay for healthcare costs for current or former UK residents for whom the UK has responsibility who are living or working in or visiting the EU.
Country-specific guidance is available on NHS.UK.
EU Ministers today (19 March 2019) formally adopted laws which mean UKairlines, hauliers and passenger bus and coach operators will continue to be able to provide services to and from the EU in a ‘no deal’ scenario.
For UK hauliers, this means permits will not be required for the vast majority of journeys to the EU until the end of 2019. ECMT permits will enable hauliers to transit the EU to third countries.
No deal scenario
Public Information Campaign
The public information campaign home page has links to further information for businesses, individuals, UK nationals in the EU, and EU citizens in the UK.
Further information can be found here on the rights of EU citizens to stay in the UK.
More details on the proposed future immigration system is here:
Visits to the UK – no visa required for stays of less than 3 months.
Visits to the EU – no visa required for short stays
UK residents visiting the EU/EEA: includes info about the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Customs and borders
These links are useful for information about sending works of art and other museum objects to EU member states, and also on acquisition of items such as food and merchandise.
Changes at the border
VAT and tax issues
Data protection and intellectual property
Further information is provided here on what needs to be done to ensure that data protection laws are complied with.
European Data Protection Board
Information note on data transfers in the event of a no-deal Brexit
Information note on Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) for companies which have the ICO as Lead Supervisory Authority.
Guidance on .eu domain names
The UK Government will guarantee EU projects agreed before the UK leaves the EU.
The Government and the Bank of England published economic analysis.
The European Commission published guidance on preparations for the UK’s exit from the EU.
Arts Council England
The Arts Council England have published guidance on EU Exit.
Arts Council of Wales / Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru
The Arts Council of Wales has published guidance on the implications of Brexit.
The Museums Association issued a statement on no deal Brexit.