*Please note that these webcasts were prepared to assist techUK members prepare for a no deal Brexit outcome on 31 October 2019.
Since then the UK Government has concluded a Withdrawal Agreement with the EU. The UK ceased to be a member state of the EU on 31 January 2020, entering a transition period until 31 December 2020.
During this transition period the UK will continue to participate in the EU Customs Union and the Single Market (with all four freedoms) and follow all union policies.
The UK Government aims to negotiate a UK-EU free trade agreement by the end of the transition period. However, if no agreement is reached the UK will exit the transition period on 1 January 2021 without a negotiated outcome.
A non-negotiated outcome would have similar, but not the same, impacts on trade as a no deal Brexit outcome.
Businesses should note that in the Withdrawal Agreement the UK Government made legal and binding commitments on trade that will still apply even if no UK-EU free trade agreement is reached. These commitments are limited, and mostly apply to business operations, within, to and from Northern Ireland.
Members should therefore view the below webcasts as illustrative of the impacts a non-negotiated outcome would have on wider trade and the preparations businesses will need to make if the UK trades with the EU on third country terms.
The below webcasts should not be viewed as advice from techUK to businesses seeking to prepare for the end of the transition period. Members should consult Government guidance on preparations for the end of transition, the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement and, where needed, independent legal advice.
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These webcasts cover five key areas techUK identified as core concerns for the tech sector. These are: