More information on withdrawal (the Finnish Prime Minister`s office) After leaving the EU, the UK is no longer present in the EU internal market. As a result, it will no longer remain under the suspension of rights regime. For future relations, the extent of changes to VAT, tariffs and excise duty depends on the exact nature of an agreement between the UK and the EU, which has yet to be negotiated. Not surprisingly, political declaration is a high objective. It is difficult to perform a detailed and reliable analysis until a fixed direction is reached. That depends. Parliament will soon decide whether to accept the VA. If there is no VA, there will be no transition period (unless a new agreement is reached between the EU and the UK). The agreement provides for a period up to the end of 2020, known as the transitional period during which relations between the EU and the UK will continue in accordance with current EU rules, as if the UK were still a member state. The only important exception is that the UK no longer participates in EU decision-making or the activities of EU institutions.
The UK`s exit from the EU has no direct impact on corporate taxpayers` income tax. The UK Withdrawal Agreement came into force on 1 February 2020. The agreement will automatically reduce all cooperation on the basis of the UK`s former eu membership. However, the agreement does not contain any provisions on the UK`s future relationship with the EU. From a customs point of view, the transitional period provides that declarations will continue to be managed as they are now (i.e. not for EU-Uk movements). At the end of the transition period, the UK and the EU agreed on a protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland containing a backstop solution, in the absence of a renewal or comprehensive agreement on the future partnership. If there is no agreement after the transition, both the UK and the EU have agreed that the “backstop” solution will apply until a subsequent agreement comes into force. This means that the current rules will continue to apply in 2020, as if the UK were still a member of the EU. The European Union and the United Kingdom will discuss their future relations in the year 2020. Due to the negotiating plan, certain sectors will not be able to enter the scope of the agreement as of January 1, 2021. Businesses, in particular, should be prepared for this possibility.
Questions and answers on the UK`s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020 The British company Deloitte gave advice on Brexit planning, see the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement: a temporary relief? and a briefing paper on the agreement, see Brexit: the withdrawal agreement and the political declaration on future relations. A political declaration has also been adopted to define the framework for future relations between the UK and the EU. This is not legally binding, but it sets the proposed basis for future relations. The protocol for Northern Ireland/Ireland – the backstop – should only come into force if the transition period ends without future agreement. Both the UK and the EU say it should not be used and its aim is to protect a hard border on the island of Ireland. More information on the withdrawal agreement, the transition and the new agreement to be negotiated is available on the website of the Finnish Prime Minister`s Office. Blog by Angela Fearnside, CIOT Technical Officer, Indirect Tax This Wednesday, November 21, 2018, the British company will organize an update of the political news and will set out in detail our views. You can register here. As a model position, the EU will have to introduce the “most favoured nation” tariffs defined by the World Trade Organization. The United Kingdom has already stated that it will import 87% of goods duty-free.