Brexit Bulletin, 20 December 2019

Dec 18, 2019

With a Conservative win in the UK general elections last week, the Brexit deal is back on the table. Read this week’s bulletin for the latest Brexit updates along with the best resources to prepare for Brexit.

The latest Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill 

The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill has begun its process of ratification in the House of Commons. The latest Withdrawal Agreement  Bill has been published here. It is our understanding that there are no substantial changes from the last Brexit Bill, except for the introduction of a clause to legally prohibit any further extension beyond 31 December 2020.

UK election results pave way for Conservative majority: Brexit deal back on table

The Conservative Party, led by Boris Johnson, has won an overwhelming majority in the UK general elections yesterday. With the Conservatives now having secured the 326 seats required for a majority in the House of Commons, Boris Johnson is back on track for a 31 January 2020 Brexit deadline. With the Brexit deal back on the table, readers are reminded of the key commercial elements of the previously secured Brexit deal and the best resources to prepare for Brexit, regardless of the outcome.

Brexit infographics

Take a look at our Brexit infographics explaining VAT and customs for businesses under the revised Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

Top five Brexit tips

Review our handy graphic on the top five steps you can take to prepare for Brexit.

Guidance video: Single Administrative Document

Watch Chartered Accountants Ireland’s short video to help guide you through filling out the Single Administrative Document, a requirement for making customs declarations post-Brexit by both Irish/UK traders to trade with the UK/EU respectively. Visit our Customs page to watch the video.

Irish Government Brexit resources

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation have released several Brexit preparedness supports, including the Brexit preparedness checklist, the Brexit Loan Scheme and the Getting Business Brexit Ready guide. For the full range of supports for businesses, visit the Department’s website.

Read all our updates in our Brexit web centre and our page dedicated to no-deal Brexit planning.