UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020
The Withdrawal Agreement (WA) laid out the legal position for the year ended 31 December 2020.
On 24 December 2020 the UK and European Commission have finally agreed the terms of a post-Brexit free trade agreement due to come into provisional application from 1 January 2021.
From 1 January 2021 UK is a Third State …. “a country which is not party to an international treaty or agreement”
As UK is no longer an EU Member, different rules will apply to each EU country, set out by – bi-lateral arrangements, specialist programs, ….
UK will no longer benefit from the four basic EU freedoms:
- Free movement of capital,
- Free movement of goods.
- Freedom to establish and provide services.
- Free movement of persons.
If you are a business
and you move goods into or out of the EU, check the new rules on importing and exporting goods between the EU and Great Britain from 1 January 2021 , you must get an EORI number.
You should also decide how you want to make customs declarations and whether you need to get someone to deal with customs for you.
If you are planning to recruit from overseas from 1 January 2021 you will need to register as a licensed visa sponsor
GDPR will still apply to UK based organisations
If you’re a UK based organisation with no EU office and processes personal data as a result of providing goods or services to customers in the EU then you will need to appoint an EU Representative
For example, if your business is located in London and you provide services to clients in Italy you will need to appoint a EU Representative See How we can help you
Check new VAT provisions for Goods and Services in the EU Click here
Stay tuned Update on the Post Brexit checker tool
If you’re an EU citizen, staying in the UK
or from Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, and you want to stay in the UK, you should check if you need to apply to the settlement scheme., pursuant to art. 18.1 of the Withdrawal Agreement there is an “EU Settlement Scheme (Settled Status and Pre-Settled Status)”, which is an administrative measure introduced by the UK government to allow European citizens to continue to legally reside in the UK after its exit from the EU.
If you are Living and working in Italy
Living and working in an EU country depends on the rules in that country.
Check please the rules of the country where you live for residency, for healthcare, tax regulations, driving licence etc