04/11/2020

UPDATES: Covid 19 and Transition

This update contains details of the Covid-19 restrictions legislation and a couple of updates regarding the imminent departure of the UK from the EU.

COVID-19
The Statutory Instrument laying down the regulations for the national COVID-19 restrictions have now been published here https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1200/contents/made.

You can download the PDF here. uksi_20201200_en Pages 18 to 31, including the Schedule, will be of note for businesses.

Transition
Sector-specific readiness pages
Consumer goods sector: end of transition period guidance: information for the consumer goods sector on preparing for the end of the transition period.
Electronics and machinery sector: end of transition period guidance -  information for the electronics and machinery sector on preparing for the end of the transition period
The creative industries sector from January 2021 working in the creative industries sector from 1 January 2021.

UK- Rest of World trade
Existing UK trade agreements with non-EU countries Kenya added to the list of countries where trade agreements have been signed and East African Community (EAC) removed from the list of countries where trade agreements are still in discussion.

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