1st August 2019
This is the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU
EU Exit Business Readiness Forum
The next Forum will take place at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Thursday 8 August, with remote participation available via WebEx. Invites with further details will be sent to relevant organisations under a separate cover in due course.
If there is anything in particular that you would find useful for our upcoming forum, please share your thoughts with the organisers via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workforce and People
NEW – Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle and Licensing Agency have provided the rules for international driving permits in EU countries are changing. Check which type of IDP you need to drive legally why you visit Europe. Driving in the EU after Brexit: international driving permits
NEW – Department for Transport and Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency have provided the rules for exchanging UK driving licenses will change when the UK leaves the EU. Check what you need to do to drive legally when you live in an EU country. Driving in the EU after Brexit: driving licence exchange
The Medicines and Healthcare Product Regulatory Agency has published legislation, which in the event of the UK leaving the EU with no agreement, will cover the regulation of medicines, medical devices and clinical trials. Update – there have been updates to the Human Medicines and Medical Devices (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, following it being laid in Parliament on 24 July 2019.
Importing and Exporting
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have information on the ‘Written Confirmation’ process, for active substances manufactured in the United Kingdom that will be adopted in a no deal Brexit. Update – written confirmations for UK Active Substance Manufacturers. Exporting active substance manufactured in the UK in a no deal Brexit
The Intellectual Property Office has published guidance on exhaustion of intellectual property rights if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Exhaustion of Intellectual Property Rights
Businesses will need to answer 7 simple questions to get guidance relevant to their business.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Sector Primers
These sector primers aim to bring together on one webpage the top 3 – 5 issues for each sector and provide guidance. The primers link through to more detailed material elsewhere on GOV.UK. Please could you pass on to your members and networks. The sectors covered are:
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Sector Primers
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
DCMS have issued new guidance on what to expect on day one of a 'no deal' scenario if you’re a creative business, small arts organisation or sports organisation that currently travels only to the EU, such as: