EU Exit Edition of Employer Bulletin

Welcome to the EU Exit edition of the Employer Bulletin
This edition has important information on a range of issues that businesses and citizens need to be aware of should the UK leave the EU without a deal.
If you don’t have much time, here are the highlights:
If you have employees that work in the EU, the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland there are actions you need to take around social security contributions. There is a possibility that your employee may have to pay social security contributions both here in the UK and in the country in which they work. We have new guidance available to help you understand this.
If your business trades exclusively with the EU then there would be immediate changes to the way you import/export. There are things that you can do now to prepare and the
first of these is registering for a UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number. It takes less than 10 minutes and we explain how to do it.
The government has also made £8m available to customs intermediaries and businesses who would need to complete their own customs declarations. We’ll give you more details about grants that are available for IT and training.
2 Changes for UK employers sending workers to the EU, the EEA or Switzerland
in a no deal situation
2 Preparing your business for EU Exit
3 Access to benefits if the UK leaves the EU without a deal
3 Customs Training and IT Grants scheme
4 EU Settlement Scheme
5 Does your business use chemicals?
If you employ people from the EU then we have an update on the government’s settlement scheme.
If you use chemicals in your work then we have an update from the Department
for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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