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Retail, Food, Hospitality Brexit round-up 25 August

28 August 2019
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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Brexit round-up w/e 25 August: Repeal of European Communities Act 1972, 9 million pounds funding for UK ports and borders, and UK withdrawal from EU meetings after 1 September.

Brexit Developments

Order signed to repeal the European Communities Act 1972: Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has issued a press release following signing of the order to repeal the Act by which EU legislation has force of law in the UK on 31st October 2019. View >

EORI numbers to be issued to all VAT registered businesses: More than 88,000 VAT registered companies will be allocated an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number in the next two weeks in order for them to keep trading with customers and suppliers in the EU following Brexit.  View >   View >  British Chambers of Commerce >Federation of Small Businesses >Food and Drink Federation > 

£9m funding for Ports and Borders no-deal Brexit readiness: The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has allocated additional funding to Local Authorities and other bodies. View >

UK officials withdrawn from EU meetings from 1st September: 
The Cabinet Office has announced that UK officials will not attend all but the most important EU meetings from the 1st September as they prepare for Brexit and dialogue with the rest of the world from 31st October. View >

The Cabinet Office has also sought to restrict the use of non-disclosure agreements by Government. View >

UK South Korea continuity trade agreement announced: 
The Department for International Trade has announced that a deal has been reached with South Korea and published an updated list of all international trade deals agreed so far. View >   View >



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