06/11/2020

UPDATES: Covid 19 and Transition 6 November

This email contains details of the Covid-19 business closures and yesterday's announcement by the Chancellor, and further updates regarding the imminent departure of the UK from the EU.

COVID-19
Business closures

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/closing-certain-businesses-and-venues-in-england

Yesterday’s announcement by the Chancellor

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-extends-furlough-to-march-and-increases-self-employed-support

Transition
Northern Ireland Protocol/ UK-EU Negotiations
Ireland/Northern Ireland Specialised Committee 05 November 2020: UK statement following the fourth meeting of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Specialised Committee between the UK Government and European Commission.

Financial services for consumers
Financial Services Sector: End of Transition Period Guidance: Information for the financial services sector and consumers on preparing for the end of the transition period.

UK-EU Trade

Letters to businesses about new trade arrangements with the EU from 1 January 2021. HMRC letters to VAT-registered businesses in Great Britain trading with the EU and/or the rest of the world, highlighting actions they need to take to continue trading with the EU from 1 January 2021.

UK – Japan Trade

UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement: Documents containing treaty information and a summary of the UK-Japan trade agreement. Added yesterday 3x explainer PDFs for: rules of origin, agri-food, and geographical indications.

UK-Japan CEPA: rules of origin explainer Information added yesterday on the provisions related to rules of origin in the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

UK-Japan CEPA: digital and data explainer Information added on Wednesday on the provisions related to digital and data in the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

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