End of transition webinars and podcasts
Please see here a series of audio and visual materials to help you prepare for the end of the transition period.
Please note that as the new relationship takes effect there may be some disruption. techUK remains in close contact with the UK Government to alert them to any impacts on businesses, please get in touch with any impacts that you are facing at [email protected]
Webinars and podcasts from the UK Government:
A series of webinars from the UK Govermment providing advice to UK businesses on how to prepare for the end of the transition period can be found here.
Previous webinars can also be watched back on YouTube, these include webinars on topics such as:
Business and the Future of Immigration in 2021: A podcast recored by the UK Government in partnership with Intelligence Squared focusing on the immigration system after the end of the transition period. Available here.
From techUK and partners:
techUK's Brexit, what do I do? and what comes next podcast? In our Brexit, what do I do? And what comes next? podcast Neil Ross, Policy Manager for Digital Economy is joined by business representatives and advisors, the UK’s Minister for Digital and Culture and the Director General of DIGITAL EUROPE to explore how the tech sector is approaching the end of the transition period and what the future might hold for UK and EU tech policy. Listen here.
Squire Patton Boggs - Now and Next Podcast Series: Covering personal data transfers and the steps UK businesses will need to take to prepare for the end of the transition period. You can listen to the podcast here.
ADS, Preparing for Brexit - Ensuring lawful data flows from 1 January 2021: what steps do businesses need to take to ensure the continued flow of personal data after the end of the transition period. The webinar also includes an update from DCMS on the adequacy process (recorded 18 December 2020). You can watch the webinar back here.
October 2019 - no deal preparation webcasts:
*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.
To view the webcasts, you will need to register and provide some personal information such as you name, email address and job title. You can read the privacy notice which accompanies the webcast when you register or at this link.
These webcasts cover five key areas techUK identified as core concerns for the tech sector. These are: