The UK will not operate under the European Economic Area after 31 October 2019 if there is a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Rights relating to freedom of movement and freedom of establishment will no longer apply, and there may be additional barriers as a result. The EU is the second largest source of international work for UK practices.
The guidance below covers exporting services from the UK to the EU, including procurement. If you are planning on providing services to the EU, the RIBA has also outlined guidance relating to the recognition of professional qualifications and travelling between the UK and EU. If you cannot find the information you are looking for below, please check the UK Government’s Brexit webpage.
This UK Government notice outlines areas which will change on the provision of services from the UK to the EEA and the EFTA, including cross-border trade regulations, the establishment of a business, VAT and data protection.
This UK Government notice provides country-by-country guidance on the provision of services from the UK to the EEA and EFTA countries.
This European Commission checklist outlines considerations that should be made by UK businesses undertaking activity in the EU.
This European Commission guidance outlines considerations that should be made by businesses buying from, selling to or moving goods through the UK.
The UK is signed up to the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) through its membership of the EU. The UK Government has stated that it expects to join the GPA on substantially the same terms after withdrawal as before, but this may take up to 30 days after. This UK Government notice outlines its position on membership of the GPA.
The UK Government has advised that public procurement regulations will remain broadly unchanged in the instance of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. However, some changes will occur in areas such as the submission of notices. This notice outlines advice for public authorities, businesses and other organisations relating to changes that will arise to public procurement.