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European Union (Withdrawal) Act and Common Frameworks report

 

The third European Union (Withdrawal) Act and Common Frameworks statutory report detailing the progress on the development of common frameworks.

 

4:38pm, 24 May 2019: PDF made accessible

 


Accounting if there's no Brexit deal

How companies can comply with UK accounting and reporting requirements after the UK leaves the EU.

11:00am, 24 May 2019: First published.

 


Auditing if there's no Brexit deal

What audit firms, auditors, and those with an audit qualification should do to prepare before the UK leaves the EU.

11:00am, 24 May 2019: First published.

 


Living in Portugal

Official information for UK nationals moving to or living in Portugal, including guidance on EU Exit, residency, passports and healthcare.

3:13pm, 23 May 2019: We've updated the section on driving in Portugal.

 


Protecting plant health: topical issues

Current issues related to protecting plant health and trade of plants, fruit, vegetables or plant material including Xylella fastidiosa.

3:01pm, 23 May 2019: New commodities subject to import regulation as from 1 September 2019 added.

 


The defence sector and preparing for EU Exit

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, there may be changes that affect your business.

9:50am, 23 May 2019: First published.

 


Continuing the UK's trade relationship with the CARIFORUM states: parliamentary report

The government's approach to maintaining continuity in the trade relationship between the UK and the CARIFORUM states.

5:42pm, 22 May 2019: We have updated references to the EU Exit date and to the number of countries who have signed the agreement.

 


EU Settlement Scheme: ID document scanner locations

Locations where you can go to get your biometric ID document scanned if you do not have an Android device with near field communication (NFC).

2:33pm, 22 May 2019: Location in Cleethorpes added.

 


PM statement on new Brexit deal: 22 May 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May's statement in the House of Commons on the new Brexit deal.

1:25pm, 22 May 2019: First published.

 


Exporting to Papua New Guinea after EU Exit

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Papua New Guinea if we leave the EU with no deal.

11:32am, 22 May 2019: First published.

 


PM's speech on new Brexit deal: 21 May 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a speech on the new Brexit deal.

4:52pm, 21 May 2019: First published.

 


Exporting to Faroe Islands after EU Exit

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to the Faroe Islands if we leave the EU with no deal.

3:34pm, 21 May 2019: First published.

 


Exporting to Suriname after EU Exit

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Suriname if we leave the EU with no deal.

3:24pm, 21 May 2019: First published.

 


Exporting to St Lucia after EU Exit

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to St Lucia if we leave the EU with no deal.

3:20pm, 21 May 2019: First published.

 


Exporting to St Kitts and Nevis after EU Exit

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to St Kitts and Nevis if we leave the EU with no deal.

3:19pm, 21 May 2019: First published.

 


Exporting to Grenada after EU Exit

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Grenada if we leave the EU with no deal.

3:18pm, 21 May 2019: First published.

 


Exporting to Dominica after EU Exit

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Dominica if we leave the EU with no deal.

3:16pm, 21 May 2019: First published.

 


Exporting to Belize after EU Exit

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Belize if we leave the EU with no deal.

3:15pm, 21 May 2019: First published.

 


Exporting to Bahamas after EU Exit

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to the Bahamas if we leave the EU with no deal.

3:13pm, 21 May 2019: First published.

 


Exporting to Antigua and Barbuda after EU Exit

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Antigua and Barbuda if we leave the EU with no deal.

3:12pm, 21 May 2019: First published.

 


Exporting to Zimbabwe after EU Exit

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Zimbabwe if we leave the EU with no deal.

3:07pm, 21 May 2019: First published.

 


Exporting to Seychelles after EU Exit

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Seychelles if we leave the EU with no deal.

3:04pm, 21 May 2019: First published.

 


Exporting to Madagascar after EU Exit

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Madagascar if we leave the EU with no deal.

3:03pm, 21 May 2019: First published.

 


Exporting to Fiji after EU Exit

Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Fiji if we leave the EU with no deal.

2:58pm, 21 May 2019: First published.

 


Meeting British citizens across Italy

The British Embassy in Rome is holding meetings across Italy to update British citizens working and living in the country.

2:50pm, 21 May 2019: New outreach meetings scheduled - updated 21 May 2019.

 


Importing live animals or animal products from non-EU countries

Getting the right licence, where you can import from, and the checks your consignment must pass at a border inspection post (BIP).

3:50pm, 20 May 2019: Updated to include link to EU Exit guidance.

 


Outreach events for British nationals in Finland

The British Embassy in Helsinki holds meetings across Finland to update British nationals and answer their questions regarding Britain's departure from the European Union.

2:32pm, 20 May 2019: Address confirmed and registration link added for the Lahti event on 5 June.

 


Exporting active substance manufactured in the UK in a no deal scenario

Information on the 'Written Confirmation' process, for active substances manufactured in the United Kingdom (UK), that will be adopted in a no deal scenario.

11:08am, 20 May 2019: Published an updated Register of Written Confirmations for UK Active Substance Manufacturers.

 

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