Key take away this week
The EU have now granted a six month extension for Brexit, changing our leaving date to the 31 October, although Theresa May has indicated that the aim is to leave as soon as possible.
Despite this, the way forward is still not clear with most outcomes, including the default outcome of leaving the EU with no deal, still as open as they have been throughout the last few months. As always, we will continue to keep track of any developments and how these might impact businesses within the retail, food and hospitality sectors.
Prime Minister publishes comments on the Brexit process – 6th April: View >and letter sent to the EU President Donald Tusk requesting a further extension to Article 50. View >
EU Parliament debate options for an orderly Brexit 3rd April: In a debate with opening and closing statements by the EU President Donald Tusk, the European parliament debated potential approaches to next steps. View >View >
Prime Minister publishes short statements on meetings with the Scottish and Welsh First Ministers: View > View >
Prime Minister Brexit statement 2nd April and response by the Food and Drink Federation: View > View >
Guidance on ‘placing goods on the market’: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued guidance on the meaning of placed on the market for both UK and EU in a no deal Brexit. View >
BEIS publish updated guidance on use of .eu domain names in case of a no deal Brexit: If a UK based business does not meet the EU eligibility criteria there will be a grace period until 30th May when the domain name will be switched off. View >