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]
Are you ready to trade with Europe?
The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement sets the new terms of trade for business from 1 January 2021
Businesses must be prepared for new trading arrangements which come into effect on 1 January 2021
The European Commission has given its approval of the UK’s data protection regime. But what does this decision say and what does it mean for UK-EU data flows in the long run?
A series of audio and visual materials to help you understand the new rules for doing business between the UK and EU
Tech Tracks: Comparing UK and EU Tech Policy
techUK is launching a series of discussions on key digital regulation developments in London and Brussels, that will run once a month throughout 2021. Below are the events currently available in this series:
Checklists to help you prepare from the UK Government
- How to prepare if you work in the digital, technology and computer services sector
- How to prepare if you work in the telecoms and information services sector
- How to prepare if you work in the electronics and machinery sector
- How to prepare if you work in the consumer goods sector
- How to prepare if you work in the science, research and innovation sector
- Using personal data in your business or other organisation from 1 January 2021
- The UK Government's self diagnosis tool for tailored guidance and advice
- Moving goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021
techUK answers Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions on the movement of people to help your tech business prepare for the UK’s new relationship with the EU.
Frequently asked questions on importing and exporting goods to help your tech business prepare for the UK’s new relationship with the EU
Frequently asked questions on data flows to help your tech business prepare for the UK’s new relationship with the EU
Frequently asked questions on business regulations to help your tech business prepare for the UK’s new relationship with the EU
Additional resources from the UK Government and UK regulators
- The UK Government’s end of transition hub, gov.uk/transition
- The UK’s new border operating model from 1 January 2021
- Webinars to help businesses prepare for the end of the transition period
- The UK Government’s approach to negotiations with the EU
- End of Transition Business readiness bulletin, from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Information from the ICO on data protection after the transition period
- Guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for the end of the transition period (for example on chemicals and heavy machinery)
- The European Commission’s Brexit preparedness page
As Associate Director for Policy Neil leads techUK's domestic policy development in the UK. In this role he regularly engages with UK and Devolved Government Ministers, senior civil servants and members of the UK’s Parliaments with the aim of supporting government and industry to work together to make the UK the best place to start, scale and develop technology companies. Neil also acts as a spokersperson for techUK on UK policy in the media and at Parliamentary Committees.
Neil joined techUK in 2019 to lead on techUK’s input and engagement with Government on the UK-EU Brexit trade deal negotiations, as well as leading on economic policy. He has a background in the UK Parliament and in social research and holds a masters degree in Comparative Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh and an undergraduate degree in International Politics from City, University of London.
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Sabina Ciofu is Associate Director – International, running the International Policy and Trade Programme at techUK.
Based in Brussels, she leads our EU policy and engagement. She is also our lead on international trade policy, with a focus on digital trade chapter in FTAs, as well as broader engagement with the G7, G20, WTO and OECD.
As a transatlanticist at heart, Sabina is a GMF Marshall Memorial fellow and issue-lead on the EU-US Trade and Technology Council, within DigitalEurope.
Previously, she worked as Policy Advisor to a Member of the European Parliament for almost a decade, where she specialised in tech regulation, international trade and EU-US relations.
Sabina loves building communities and bringing people together. She is the founder of the Gentlewomen’s Club and co-organiser of the Young Professionals in Digital Policy. Previously, as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, she led several youth civic engagement and gender equality projects.
She sits on the Advisory Board of the University College London European Institute and The Nine, Brussels’ first members-only club designed for women.
Sabina holds an MA in War Studies from King’s College London and a BA in Classics from the University of Cambridge.
All techUK's work is led by our members - keep in touch or get involved by joining one of the programmes below.
techUK's policy and public affairs function makes the case to government and policymakers across Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and the devolved nations on the most pressing issues facing businesses and the tech sector.
The UK’s Relationship with Europe Programme is the principal group for techUK members to receive updates and contribute to discussions on techUK’s approach and policy positioning on the UK’s Exit from the European Union and the UK-EU future trading relationship after the end of the transition period. The group also co-ordinates activity on the UK tech sector's future involvement in EU policy making and the how to best position the UK market to achieve the best outcomes for tech businesses.