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Brexit Support Hub

The UK has left the EU and the Brexit transition period ends on 31st December 2020.
Moore (N.I.) LLP is helping and advising businesses across the UK manage the changes in legislation that will impact on their activities.
We have created the Moore (N.I.) LLP Brexit Support Hub to provide quick and easy access to up to date information as it is released to support your business activity.
Detailed guidance is limited currently but as further detail becomes public the Hub will be updated. We will also provide regular briefings on relevant issues across client sectors. Using our office network across the UK and Republic of Ireland we are well paced to support your business. To help prepare your business now, use our checklist below.
If you have any queries, please contact your usual Moore NI adviser, your local Moore NI office or alternatively contact our specialists here.

Brexit Checklist

1. Register for the Trader Support Service (TSS)
If you move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Trader Support Service will guide you through any changes due to the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol. This is a free service which we recommend you join. Please register here.

The TSS provides free training and support for businesses for customs processes, registering for an EORI number (beginning with XI), understanding Incoterms and the declarations required for goods moving from GB to NI. Even if you are not sure whether you will buy from/sell to GB in the next year, it is worth registering just in case.


2Get an EORI number
If you trade with GB and you don’t already have a GB EORI number you should apply for one here. There is no risk in having an EORI number, even if you don’t use it.
3. Find out the commodity code for goods you buy or sell
If you buy from/sell to GB, you will need to know the commodity codes for the goods you purchase and sell. For goods you purchase, you should speak to your supplier, they may be able to tell you the code. You can also check the code using the Trade Tariff. You should check the tariffs applicable under the EU Common External Tariffs and UK Global Tariff (UKGT).


4. Speak to your logistics companies/suppliers/customers
If you move goods to or from GB, you should ask your suppliers, logistics companies and customers what information they need from you.
5. Consider your data
If you hold personal data you will need to ensure it is being held correctly. The Information Commissioner’s Office has information on possible steps you will need to take, this can be found here.
6. Staff Considerations
If you or one of your staff is an EEA national (excluding Ireland), you or they will need to apply to the EU Settled Status Scheme here.

If you wish to hire foreign nationals (EU and non-EU, excluding Irish nationals) you will be required to apply for a sponsorship licence from the Home Office here.