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

You will need a GDPR representative in an EU country

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

Check what you must do if you live in Italy