This update was published by DCMS on 28 January 2020.
Today saw the publication of the Migration Advisory Committee report, which can be found here.
In relation to immigration, the Government has launched the Global Talent visa, which replaces the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa.
Trade with the EU
HMRC sent a letter to all VAT-registered businesses setting out the impacts of Brexit and the implementation period. In summary:
Between 1 February and 31 December 2020, there will be an implementation period. There will be no changes to the terms of trade with the EU or the rest of the world during this time.
From 1 January 2021, the way you trade with the EU will change and you’ll need to prepare for life outside the EU, including new customs arrangements.
If you import and export between the UK and the EU, you can start your preparations now by:
- making sure you have a UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number
- preparing to make customs declarations.
EU Copyright Directive
The Government has stated that the EU Copyright Directive will not be implemented in UK law.