UK businesses urged to prepare now for potential 'no deal' Brexit

06 Dec 2018

HMRC has written to 145,000 UK businesses to urge them to begin preparing now for a potential 'no deal' Brexit scenario.

The letters, which have been sent to VAT-registered businesses which trade only with the EU, explain changes to customs, excise and VAT in the 'unlikely event' that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

The letters urge affected firms to take three actions now:

HMRC intends to write to businesses in the future in order to instruct them on any additional actions they will need to take, and when.

Further information on the issue can be found here. Businesses can keep up-to-date with the latest Brexit advice by registering for HMRC's EU Exit Update Service here.