EEF comment on the publication of the first technical notices

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Commenting on the publication of the first raft of technical notices Stephen Phipson, Chief Executive of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, said:

EEF welcomes the increased clarity for businesses from the publication of today’s raft of technical notices. However the remaining notices need to be published at the utmost speed so companies have the full picture to enable them to prepare properly for a no-deal scenario.

The decision to allow importers to defer VAT payments is very gratefully received and is something EEF has been campaigning hard for with Government in order to protect the 145,000 businesses in the UK which are above the VAT threshold.

We also welcome the commitment to create UK replacements for the regulatory bodies we will leave next March if we fail to reach a deal with the EU. However, we would like Government to make firm commitments to ensure these bodies can swiftly recruit the skilled people they need to deliver a seamless regulatory environment in the event of a no deal exit.

To help manufacturers, EEF is today launching a dedicated Brexit hotline to help companies understand the implications of the technical notices.

However, we remain confident that Government will secure a deal with the EU and will continue to work with ministers to help secure this.

ENDS

 

Technical Notices published 23 August 2018

1. UK government's preparations for a no deal scenario
2. Nuclear research if there’s no Brexit deal
3. The government’s guarantee for EU-funded programmes if there’s no Brexit deal
4. Erasmus+ in the UK if there's no Brexit deal
5. Exporting controlled goods if there's no Brexit deal
6. Producing and processing organic food if there's no Brexit deal
7. Trade remedies if there's no Brexit deal
8. Horizon 2020 funding if there's no Brexit deal
9. Farm payments if there’s no Brexit deal
10. Developing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) if there’s no Brexit deal
11. Labelling tobacco products and e-cigarettes if there’s no Brexit deal
12. How medicines, medical devices and clinical trials would be regulated if there’s no Brexit deal
13. Submitting regulatory information on medical products if there’s no Brexit deal
14. Ensuring blood and blood products are safe if there’s no Brexit deal
15. Batch testing medicines if there's no Brexit deal
16. Delivering humanitarian aid programmes if there’s no Brexit deal
17. Workplace rights if there’s no Brexit deal
18. State aid if there's no Brexit deal
19. Civil nuclear regulation if there’s no Brexit deal
20. Receiving rural development funding if there’s no Brexit deal
21. Trading with the EU if there's no Brexit deal
22. VAT for businesses if there's no Brexit deal
23. Classifying your goods in the UK Trade Tariff if there's no Brexit deal
24. Banking, insurance and other financial services if there’s no Brexit deal

 

 

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