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- UK Transition
The UK has left the European Union and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year.
It's key for Oxfordshire businesses to check the new rules that have been created from January 2021, as part of this transition, and take action now.
As part of this change, the UK is leaving the EU single market and customs union and the end of the transition period will affect citizens, businesses, as well as travel to and from the EU.
We would encourage Oxfordshire business leaders to watch the below film to find out what 2021 will mean for you.
Actions you can take now:
Below are some of the new rules from January 2021.
To support business preparations the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is hosting free webinars to help you check the new rules and understand the actions to take.
Businesses that import and export goods
- From 1 January 2021, the process for importing and exporting goods will change. Find out what you need to do to continue to:
Hiring from the EU
If you are thinking of hiring from the EU as of next year, you need to be aware that the way you hire will change.
Free movement is ending and the new points-based immigration system will introduce job, salary and language requirements that will change the way you hire from the EU. The new system will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally.
Travelling to the EU
- You can continue to travel to the EU as usual during the transition period
- From 1 January 2021 there will be new rules to travel to the EU, or to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein
Staying in the UK if you’re an EU citizen
- Check if you need to apply to the settlement scheme if you or your family are from the EU, or from Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein
Away from specific steps that you should take ahead of the UK transition, businesses can also take action to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.
We would encourage business leaders to therefore visit this Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) resource. BERG is an influential network of UK business leaders and strategic partners that include national charities and UK government departments.
Alongside several of our partners across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, we've launched a series of webinars to help businesses prepare for the UK transition.