Gov UK updates as of 31st January

Meeting British citizens across Italy

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The British Embassy in Rome is holding meetings across Italy to update British citizens working and living in the country.

Change made
Newsletter from Ambassador Morris 4 March – link to Facebook

Time updated
11:00am, 9 March 2020

Find a professional to certify export health certificates

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A list of organisations in England, Scotland and Wales that inspect and certify animals and animal products for export.The list does not include every certifier.

Change made
Updated the lists for England, Scotland and Wales

Time updated
8:19am, 6 March 2020

Information and events for British citizens in Hungary

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The British Embassy and consulates have been holding a series of meetings to inform British citizens working and living in Hungary about their rights after the 31 January 2020. 

Change made
New outreach event is added for Budapest

Time updated
10:55am, 2 March 2020


The UK’s trade agreements

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Find out which trade agreements the UK is negotiating and which trade agreements the UK has already signed.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:58pm, 2 March 2020


Information and events for British citizens in France

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The British Embassy in Paris has been holding meetings across France to update British citizens working and living in the country and answering their questions regarding Britain’s departure from the European Union. 

Change made
February 2020 Facebook Q&A added 

Time updated
2:37pm, 2 March 2020

Information and events for British citizens in Belgium

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The British Embassy in Brussels has been holding meetings across Belgium to update UK citizens working and living in the country regarding the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Change made
The UK Embassy in Belgium is organising a citizens’ outreach event on 26 March in Mons. Register via our website. 

Time updated
7:23am, 2 March 2020

Department for Exiting the European Union monthly workforce management information for 2017 to 2020

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Staff numbers and costs for the Department for Exiting the European Union for 2017 to 2020.

Change made
We have added data for October 2019 to January 2020.

Time updated
12:00pm, 27 February 2020


Our future relationship with the EU: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster’s statement to Parliament

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The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster spoke in the House of Commons about the Government’s approach to our future relationship with the EU.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:05pm, 27 February 2020


Information for UK nationals in Switzerland and Liechtenstein

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The British Embassy Berne is holding a series of outreach events to update UK nationals living and working in Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

Change made
The readout for the Facebook Live Q&A from 4 February was published

Time updated
9:37am, 25 February 2020

DUS protocols for testing plant varieties

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Protocols and procedures for testing the distinctiveness, uniformity and stability (DUS) of certain agricultural and vegetable plants.

Change made
Updated DUS protocols for potato

Time updated
7:16am, 25 February 2020

Information and events for British citizens in France

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The British Embassy in Paris has been holding meetings across France to update British citizens working and living in the country and answering their questions regarding Britain’s departure from the European Union.

Change made
New events added in La Rochelle and Agen

Time updated
11:27am, 21 February 2020


Overseas NHS visitors: non-NHS bodies implementing the charging regulations

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Operational overview for non-NHS organisations on implementation of the NHS overseas visitors charging regulations.

Change made
Updated with information on healthcare access during the transition period.

Time updated
12:15pm, 21 February 2020


New immigration system: what you need to know

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The UK is introducing a points-based immigration system from 2021.

Change made
Information added from policy statement on the UK’s points-based immigration system.

Time updated
9:00am, 19 February 2020


Employing EU citizens in the UK

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Information for employers on employing EU, EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK, covering: right to work checks, the EU Settlement Scheme and the UK’s new immigration system.

Change made
Updated to add information relating to the UK’s points based immigration system from 1 January 2021.

Time updated
9:01am, 19 February 2020


UK border control posts: contact details

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Find an approved UK Border Control Post (BCP) to check the animals, animal products or high-risk food and feed of non-animal origin in your consignment.

Change made
Updated Border control post list

Time updated
10:14am, 19 February 2020


Our message to the world: Britain is open for business

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Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, writes for City AM outlining the benefits of the new points-based immigration system for businesses.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:41pm, 19 February 2020


Information and events for British citizens in Germany

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The British Embassy, Consulates and partners organise outreach events to inform UK nationals living in Germany about how the UK leaving the EU could affect them.

Change made
Summary of questions and answers from Facebook Q&A of 10 February 2020 uploaded

Time updated
2:32pm, 19 February 2020

Information and events for British citizens in France

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The British Embassy in Paris has been holding meetings across France to update British citizens working and living in the country and answering their questions regarding Britain’s departure from the European Union.

Change made
New Facebook Q&A announced

Time updated
9:26am, 18 February 2020


Information and events for British citizens in Spain

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The British Embassy and Consulates regularly hold events across Spain to update British citizens on the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Change made
New information on citizens outreach meetings across Spain.

Time updated
11:10am, 18 February 2020


The UK’s points-based immigration system: policy statement

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This policy statement sets out the government’s plans for a new UK points-based immigration system.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 19 February 2020

Balai Directive: moving live animals, semen and embryos

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How to move animals for research, display and conservation.

Change made
Added in steps on how to get an intra trade animal health certificate.Updated details on how to contact APHA for help.

Time updated
11:38am, 17 February 2020


British Embassy outreach events in Bulgaria

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The British Embassy in Sofia regularly holds events across Bulgaria to update UK nationals on living and working in Bulgaria.

Change made
We have added a new outreach event for UK nationals living in Bulgaria.

Time updated
11:40am, 17 February 2020


Information and events for British citizens in Spain

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The British Embassy and Consulates regularly hold events across Spain to update British citizens on the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Change made
New information on citizens outreach meetings across Spain.

Time updated
3:57pm, 17 February 2020

EU Settlement Scheme caseworker guidance

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Guidance for caseworkers considering applications under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Change made
Guidance document “EU Settlement Scheme: person with a Zambrano right to reside” updated with minor amendments to clarify the stage by stage consideration process.

Time updated
3:06pm, 13 February 2020


EU Settlement Scheme: social media graphics and videos

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This selection of digital assets raise awareness of the need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme and offer guidance.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
3:56pm, 13 February 2020

Living in Denmark

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Official information for UK nationals moving to or living in Denmark, including guidance on residency, passports, driving and the Withdrawal Agreement.

Change made
New information on the Withdrawal Agreement and how to get your professional qualifications recognised.

Time updated
11:12am, 12 February 2020


Passport rules for travel to Europe from 1 January 2021

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Advice for British passport holders from January 2021.

Change made
Added guidance about validity of burgundy passports.

Time updated
12:11pm, 12 February 2020


Living in Germany

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Official information for UK nationals moving to and living in Germany, including guidance on residency, healthcare, driving and the Withdrawal Agreement.

Change made
New information on the Withdrawal Agreement, and an updated link to German Interior Ministry information on residency rights

Time updated
3:13pm, 12 February 2020


Ways in which people can be lawfully resident in the UK

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Outlines ways in which people can be lawfully resident in the UK, in order to support implementation of the overseas visitor hospital charging regulations.

Change made
Updated with information for EEA/Swiss nationals on accessing healthcare in the UK during the transition period.

Time updated
5:43pm, 12 February 2020

Apply for grants if your business completes customs declarations

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Find out what grants you can apply for to get funding for recruitment, training and IT improvements if your business completes customs declarations.

Change made
The time limit for grants for employee recruitment has changed to ‘before 31 January 2021’.

Time updated
9:30am, 10 February 2020

HMRC extends customs grant funding deadline

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Businesses encouraged to claim remaining funding available to help them make customs declarations.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 10 February 2020

Enrol with the Rural Payments Agency to export hops to the EU

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To export hops and hops products to the European Union (EU), you must enrol with the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) before you can apply for and receive Attestations of Equivalence (AoE).

Change made
Update to the title of the link to the AoE enrolment form

Time updated
11:44am, 10 February 2020

Overseas NHS visitors: implementing the charging regulations

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Information for NHS bodies who need to make and recover hospital charges from overseas visitors.

Change made
Updated with information on healthcare access during the transition period and added novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) to the list of exempt services in chapter 4.

Time updated
2:15pm, 10 February 2020

How the NHS charges overseas visitors for NHS hospital care

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Summary of how the NHS charges overseas visitors for NHS hospital care.

Change made
Updated with information on overseas visitors accessing NHS hospital care during the transition period.

Time updated
2:19pm, 10 February 2020

British Embassy outreach events in Luxembourg

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The British Embassy in Luxembourg is holding a series of meetings to inform UK nationals living in Luxembourg about their rights as the UK leaves the EU.

Change made
Update on Citizens’ Right Information Evening on Thursday 5 March

Time updated
3:03pm, 10 February 2020

Government confirms plans to introduce import controls

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Today, the government has confirmed plans to introduce import controls on EU goods at the border after the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:21pm, 10 February 2020

Meeting British citizens across Italy

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The British Embassy in Rome is holding meetings across Italy to update British citizens working and living in the country.

Time updated
8:58am, 6 February 2020


More than 3 million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme

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The milestone was reached less than a year after the scheme was fully launched to the public, with more than 2.7 million already granted status.

Time updated
10:30am, 6 February 2020


Information and outreach events for British citizens in Malta

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The British High Commission in Malta is holding meetings in Malta and Gozo to update UK nationals working and living on the islands, and answer queries on their rights as Britain leaves the EU.

Time updated
11:41am, 6 February 2020


Fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances: how to do business from 1 January 2021

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How to comply with fluorinated gas (F gas) and ozone-depleting substances (ODS) regulations from 1 January 2021.

Time updated
12:24pm, 6 February 2020


Fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances: how to do business in the transition period

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How businesses can continue to trade and deal in fluorinated gases (F gas) and ozone-depleting substances (ODS) in the UK and EU during the transition period.

Time updated
12:25pm, 6 February 2020


Trade remedies transition policy

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Trade remedies protect domestic industries from unfair practices around imports. The UK’s own independent trade policy includes a trade remedies system.

Time updated
12:27pm, 6 February 2020


The UK trade remedies investigations process

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How the Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate will carry out transition reviews into existing EU measures and investigate if new measures are needed.

Time updated
12:35pm, 6 February 2020


EU Settlement Scheme: ID document scanner locations

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Locations where you can go to get your biometric ID document scanned if you do not have an Android device with near field communication (NFC).

Time updated
2:42pm, 6 February 2020


Living in France

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Official information for UK nationals moving to and living in France need to know, including guidance on residency, healthcare, driving and the Withdrawal Agreement.

Time updated
7:31am, 7 February 2020

Living in Latvia

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Official information for UK nationals moving to or living in Latvia, including guidance on residency, passports, driving and the Withdrawal Agreement.

Time updated
12:07pm, 5 February 2020


Meeting British citizens across Italy

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The British Embassy in Rome is holding meetings across Italy to update British citizens working and living in the country.

Time updated
12:57pm, 5 February 2020

Information and events for British citizens in France

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The British Embassy in Paris has been holding meetings across France to update British citizens working and living in the country and answering their questions regarding Britain’s departure from the European Union.

Time updated
10:34am, 4 February 2020


UK trade agreements with non-EU countries

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Find out which trade agreements with non-EU countries are in place during and after the transition period.

Change made
Updated as the EU has notified those countries with which it has trade agreements that EU trade agreements can continue to apply to the UK during the transition period.

Time updated
1:26pm, 4 February 2020


Trading under WTO rules

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How to trade with other countries if there is no UK trade agreement in place after the transition period.

Change made
Updated as the EU has notified those countries with which it has trade agreements that EU trade agreements can continue to apply to the UK during the transition period.

Time updated
1:27pm, 4 February 2020

Launch of digital tools for traders

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Two digital tools on gov.uk launched to provide information to businesses exporting goods in and out of the UK market

Time updated
10:02am, 3 February 2020


Information and events for UK nationals living in Sweden

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The British Embassy in Stockholm has been holding meetings across Sweden to update UK nationals working and living in the country and answering their questions regarding Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Change made
The British Embassy will hold an information event for UK nationals in Malmö on 10 February 2020.

Time updated
11:09am, 3 February 2020


Information and events for British citizens in Spain

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The British Embassy and Consulates regularly hold events across Spain to update British citizens on the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Time updated
12:58pm, 3 February 2020


Find software suppliers for VAT and the EC Sales List

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Find recognised suppliers and software for filing your VAT Returns online.

Time updated
3:18pm, 3 February 2020