Brexit Bites, 22 January 2021

Jan 21, 2021
  • Members involved with importing/exporting are recommended to sign up to receive Revenue's eCustoms notifications by contacting
  • On Thursday 26 January, HMRC will cost a webinar entitled VAT, Excise and the Northern Ireland Protocol. The webinar will focus on what businesses need to do to adhere to the new processes. Participants can register by visiting; REGISTRATION: VAT, EXCISE AND NI PROTOCOL (
  • Music industry bodies discussed their concerns with UK Culture Secretary yesterday over visa requirements for touring musicians and artists under the free trade agreement. This comes amid reports that the UK rejected an EU offer on short-term mobility for touring entertainers.
  • UK government has pledged £23 million in funding to help teach seafood exporters how to complete customs paperwork when exporting to the EU.  
  • Stena Line has moved a planned Belfast/Liverpool route to a direct Ireland-France (Rosslare-Cherbourg) as more businesses reportedly seek to avoid Brexit checks. The Stena Embla is reported to be able to carry almost 190 lorries as well as cars and passengers.
  • Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD, signed a Commencement Order which brought a Convention on Social Security with the UK into effect on 31 December 2020. This will ensure that the social security rights and entitlements enjoyed by Irish and British citizens under the Common Travel Area agreement are maintained, despite Brexit. Read more