Build UK has reported during the last week that regardless of whether a trade deal is agreed with the EU in the coming days, there will be changes at the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, and there are actions businesses need to take now to minimise disruption to their projects.
- Under the new points‐based immigration system, businesses recruiting from overseas will need to obtain a sponsor licence.
- Workers from the EU or EEA who wish to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021 need to apply for settled and pre‐settled status.
- Workers who travel to the EU for work purposes may need to apply for a visa or work permit.
- Build UK has developed a simple guide, published by the CLC, on the conformity marking to be used on products and equipment.
- There will be new rules on importing and exporting goods from the EU, and the UK Global Tariff will apply to imported goods, which may affect their price.
- Build UK, in partnership with CIPS, has published a detailed report on the impact on the supply of construction materials, and early engagement with suppliers is strongly recommended.
Build UK’s Are You Ready for Brexit? website continues to be updated with the latest information for the construction supply chain.
Source: Build UK/ Various including UK Government