UK to roll out independent tariff suspension scheme

Tariffs on some imported goods will be partially or wholly suspended to help UK firms become “more globally competitive”, it has been revealed.

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EU exports halt as UK firms encounter extra charges

Due to the new trade rules that came into effect on 1 January 2021, many UK businesses, who export to the EU, have been hit by extra charges, taxes and paperwork. Some have stopped exports to the EU as a

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UK businesses still have ‘unanswered questions’ on post-Brexit rules

UK businesses are still unclear on which rules and regulations will apply to them once the Brexit transition period ends, according to data from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

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HMRC urges businesses to act ahead of end of transition period to “avoid disruption”

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has written to over 250,000 VAT-registered businesses urging them to “act now” ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period.

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UK Export Finance scheme extended to more than 100 overseas territories

The Government’s UK Export Finance (UKEF) scheme has now been extended to support international trade in more than 100 countries, it has been announced.

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Government launches consultation on plans for new freeports

The Government has launched a consultation on plans to create up to ten freeports across the UK in a bid to encourage global trade and attract inward investment following Brexit.

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Government extends deadline to claim post-Brexit customs support

The deadline for applying for customs and tariff support has been extended to 31 January 2021, the Government has announced.

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Brexit – what happens next?

The UK is set to leave the European Union (EU) on Friday 31 January 2020 at 11 pm – but what happens next?

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Businesses urge Government to negotiate post Brexit trade deals

Businesses are urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to begin negotiations on the terms of the UK’s future relationships with the European Union (EU) after Brexit.

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Finance affecting SMEs and their export potential

According to the UK’s export credit agency, Capital Economics for UK Export Finance (UKEF), 60 per cent of companies have cited finance as a key obstacle to exporting.

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Top tips to ensure your business is prepared for Brexit

The UK is currently scheduled to leave the European Union (EU) on 31 October 2019. However, it is still unclear whether that will be with or without a deal.

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Government to allocate trading numbers to more than 88,000 UK firms ahead of Brexit

Ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, the Government has announced that it will start automatically enrolling UK firms in the customs system.

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Government encouraging SMEs to sign up for funding to help with Brexit

The Government is encouraging UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to register for funding to help them cope with a new customs system following a potential no-deal Brexit.

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Total value of UK exports reach “record high” despite global headwinds

The total value of UK goods and services exports increased by four per cent in 2019, a new report has revealed.

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UK exports goods at “unprecedented levels”

Despite ongoing Brexit and political uncertainty, exports across the UK have surged to record levels.

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