Brexit and Its Impact on Workforces

EU nationals currently contribute over two million people to the UK workforce. Government policy regarding immigration and free movement is a rapidly changing area. To keep up-to-date, a regular check of the Brexit preparation pages on gov.uk (www.gov.uk/brexit) or signing up for email alerts (bit.ly/2ky8lzb) is recommended. The House of Commons Library also publishes useful … Continue reading Brexit and Its Impact on Workforces

EU Settlement Scheme – Are Your Workers Affected?

While the exact terms of Brexit remain unclear, the government has continued to move forward with its EU settlement scheme. Introduced earlier this year, the scheme applies to EU citizens entering the UK before 2021, or by the date the UK leaves to EU without a deal, currently 31st October 2019. EU citizens must apply … Continue reading EU Settlement Scheme – Are Your Workers Affected?

Authorised Economic Operator Status

Any company involved in an international supply chain carrying out Customs related activities in the EU should consider applying for Authorised Economic Operator Status. A business which has achieved Authorised Economic Operator Status (AEO) has shown itself to be a trustworthy trader, and this internationally recognised quality mark is being highlighted by the UK Government … Continue reading Authorised Economic Operator Status

Why Your Bank Might Start Charging Interest On Your Savings

Two of the big players in the banking world, NatWest and RBS, have shocked their business customers this week by suggesting that they may consider charging interest on credit balances if the Bank of England cuts to a negative rate. Despite assurances from RBS that such a move would be an absolute last resort, it … Continue reading Why Your Bank Might Start Charging Interest On Your Savings