Brexit

What does it mean for you?

This page contains useful information and guidelines about Brexit and the effects it could have on British dairy farmers. The information published below is made up of facts and guidelines we have received from government and industry bodies, and has been put together with the aim of helping you through the coming months, in particular where you are required to adhere to new measures and guidelines when we leave the European Union on 31 October.

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EORI numbers for trading post-Brexit

As the UK prepares to leave the EU on 31 October, HMRC has started to automatically enrol all relevant traders that are VAT registered to have EORI numbers.  EORI numbers are key to helping businesses trade with the EU once we have left and HMRC is sending letters to businesses over the next two weeks to advise of their assigned EORI number.  

Getting an EORI number is the first step that businesses need to action urgently to be prepared for leaving the EU. Traders also need to consider how they will make customs declarations and whether to apply for Transitional Simplified Procedures.  

If businesses are not VAT registered and need to continue to trade with the EU, getting an EORI number is an easy process that takes 15 minutes. If businesses are trading in the EU, they will also need to apply for an EU EORI number. 

Please use the below button to view the letters that will be sent by HMRC to businesses over the coming weeks. Note that there are two as one is for UK excluding NI businesses, and one is for NI businesses.


Essential trading actions


 No deal government planning website


Post Brexit immigration arrangements in the event of a no deal

The Government have announced the immigration arrangements that will apply to EU citizens and their family members who are moving to the UK after Brexit on 31 October 2019, in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. The news story is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-immigration-plans-for-no-deal-brexit

Further information can be found in the Policy Paper, which is available on GOV.UK at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/no-deal-immigration-arrangements-for-eu-citizens-moving-to-the-uk-after-brexit/no-deal-immigration-arrangements-for-eu-citizens-arriving-after-brexit

The GOV.UK guidance for employers on right to work checks after Brexit has now been updated to reflect the new Euro TLR arrangements: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/employing-eu-eea-and-swiss-citizens-and-their-family-members-after-brexit 


Defra import and export newsletter


EU exit information


Advisory note for all companies in the organic industry