EU Exit Business Readiness Weekly Bulletin

Brexit Business Readiness Weekly Bulletin

Issue 25: 30 July 2019

Introduction

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.  The objective of this Bulletin is to signpost you to tools and resources to help you and your members prepare for the UK’s Exit from the EU.

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum

The next Forum will take place at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Thursday 8 August, with remote participation available via WebEx. Invites with further details have been sent to relevant organisations under a separate cover.

We would really like to hear from you if there is anything in particular that you would find useful for our upcoming forum, please share your thoughts with us via sed@beis.gov.uk

Recent Announcements

Workforce and People

NEW – Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle and Licensing Agency have provided the rules for international driving permits in EU countries are changing. Check which type of IDP you need to drive legally why you visit Europe. Driving in the EU after Brexit: international driving permits

NEW – Department for Transport and Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency have provided the rules for exchanging UK driving licenses will change when the UK leaves the EU. Check what you need to do to drive legally when you live in an EU country. Driving in the EU after Brexit: driving licence exchange

The Medicines and Healthcare Product Regulatory Agency has published legislation, which in the event of the UK leaving the EU with no agreement, will cover the regulation of medicines, medical devices and clinical trials. Update – there have been updates to the Human Medicines and Medical Devices (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, following it being laid in Parliament on 24 July 2019.

Importing and Exporting

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have information on the ‘Written Confirmation’ process, for active substances manufactured in the United Kingdom that will be adopted in a no deal Brexit. Update – written confirmations for UK Active Substance Manufacturers. Exporting active substance manufactured in the UK in a no deal Brexit

Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property Office has published guidance on exhaustion of intellectual property rights if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Exhaustion of Intellectual Property Rights

Other

You can sign up to receive email alerts about Brexit on GOV.UK. Please encourage your members and networks to do so as well: Brexit E-mail Alerts 

Business Support

Triage Tool

GOV.UK has an online tool to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Businesses can use the Triage Tool to find out: 

  • What their business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU
  • What’s changing in their sector
  • Information on specific rules and regulations

Businesses will need to answer 7 simple questions to get guidance relevant to their business.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Sector Primers

These sector primers aim to bring together on one webpage the top 3 – 5 issues for each sector and provide guidance.  The primers link through to more detailed material elsewhere on GOV.UK. Please could you pass on to your members and networks. The sectors covered are:

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Sector Primers

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

DCMS have issued new guidance on what to expect on day one of a ‘no deal’ scenario if you’re a creative business, small arts organisation or sports organisation that currently travels only to the EU, such as:

  • touring professional choir
  • touring chamber orchestra
  • touring string quartet
  • small touring ballet company
  • small touring theatre company
  • school football team
  • amateur sports team
  • pop or rock band

Check what you need to do

EU EXIT: Business Intelligence and Engagement Team

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

EU Exit Business Readiness Weekly Bulletin

EU Exit Business Readiness Weekly Bulletin

Issue 24: 23 July 2019

Introduction

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.  The objective of this Bulletin is to signpost you to tools and resources to help you and your members prepare for the UK’s Exit from the EU.

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum

The next Forum will take place at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Thursday 8 August, with remote participation available via WebEx. Invites with further details have been sent to relevant organisations under a separate cover.

We would really like to hear from you if there is anything in particular that you would find useful for our upcoming forum, please share your thoughts with us via sed@beis.gov.uk

SME Business Growth and Support Workshops – Boston, Durham, Norwich and Taunton

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is holding a series of workshops for SMEs on issues related to business growth and success. The events will allow businesses to set out their priorities on a range of businesses issues, including Brexit. Officials from across government will also be sharing information on operational areas that are expected to change when the UK leaves the EU and the preparations businesses need to make on areas including importing, exporting and transporting and employing EU citizens.

Recent Announcements

Workforce and People

Department for Education have provided advice for higher education institutions in England on how to prepare for Brexit. Update – Informing students and staff from the EU about the EU Settlement Scheme: Brexit: preparations for higher education institutions

Department for Education has provided advice for further education institutions and apprenticeship providers in England on how to prepare for Brexit. Update – Informing students and staff from the EU about the EU Settlement Scheme Brexit: preparations for further education and apprenticeship providers

UK Visas and Immigration update on how EU citizens provide evidence that they have been living in the UK if the government cannot confirm this through an automated check of UK tax and some benefits records. Update – added link to the application start page: EU Settlement Scheme: evidence of UK residence

Importing and Exporting

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs have provided details on how to notify the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) if businesses plan to import animals, germplasm and animal products from the EU. Update – IV66 import notification form (Welsh and English) updated: EU import of animals and animal products: notify authorities

Department for International Trade have updated the list of the trade and mutual recognition agreements the UK has signed with non-EU countries. Update – added Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama) to the list of signed trade agreements: Signed UK trade agreements transitioned from the EU

Department for Exiting the European Union have provided an update for the steps the UK is taking to deliver continuity across a number of international agreements that we currently participate in as a member of the EU if the UK leaves without a deal: Update International Agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

Other

NEW – Foreign and Commonwealth Office publish a report which gives a detailed overview of the UK’s Strategic Export Controls work in January to December 2018. The report contains a section on UK and EU policy developments including Brexit: UK Strategic Export Controls annual report 2018

You can sign up to receive email alerts about Brexit on GOV.UK. Please encourage your members and networks to do so as well: Brexit E-mail Alerts 

 

Business Support

Triage Tool

GOV.UK has an online tool to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Businesses can use the Triage Tool to find out: 

  • What their business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU
  • What’s changing in their sector
  • Information on specific rules and regulations

Businesses will need to answer 7 simple questions to get guidance relevant to their business.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Sector Primers

These sector primers aim to bring together on one webpage the top 3 – 5 issues for each sector and provide guidance.  The primers link through to more detailed material elsewhere on GOV.UK. Please could you pass on to your members and networks. The sectors covered are:

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Sector Primers

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

DCMS have issued new guidance on what to expect on day one of a ‘no deal’ scenario if you’re a creative business, small arts organisation or sports organisation that currently travels only to the EU, such as:

  • touring professional choir
  • touring chamber orchestra
  • touring string quartet
  • small touring ballet company
  • small touring theatre company
  • school football team
  • amateur sports team
  • pop or rock band

Check what you need to do

EU EXIT: Business Intelligence and Engagement Team

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BASIC SUPERVISOR COURSE

This one- day course is designed to provide a foundation on which a successful supervisory career can be built.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Anyone new to supervising or already supervising in the workplace and would like some further training.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

We begin with understanding the basics of the supervisor’s role and lead on through to diversity in the 21st century workplace.

You will leave the course not only with knowledge of their role but also with worksheets and templates to help you function well in the role.

  • Basics of Supervision
  • What makes a Good Supervisor?
  • Required Skills
  • Communication
  • How to Monitor Employee Performance
  • Basics of Management
  • The 21st Century Workplace

Course duration one day 

Cost:  £199.00 per person

Duration:  9.30 – 3.30pm

*Please note:  Includes course notes, lunch and refreshments

Enquire:

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SMMT Event

A discussion and networking event to launch SMMT’s 20th Sustainability Report, what a fab day!

ASI Newsletter – July 2019

In the July edition of the ASI Newsletter

Gränges has achieved Certification to the ASI Performance Standard for its Shanghai production facility, demonstrating its commitment to environmental, social and governance performance. The company’s Shanghai operations outputs include aluminium strips and plates used for the auto industry.  

 Read the July ASI Newsletter

Our member visit to Peel Ports

Jan takes a trip to Peel Ports…..

ALFED & CAB Closed Loop Recycling Event

A joint ALFED & CAB workshop

Location: Telford Innovation Campus, University of Wolverhampton, Shifnal Road, Telford, TF2 9NN

Date & Time: Thursday 5th September | 09:30 – 16:15

Aluminium is an infinitely recyclable material that is an important part of the circular economy. This workshop will explore how the circular economy is implemented in practice and feature some of the latest developments in the supply chain.

It will look at the recycling of 6000 series alloys in the construction sector and highlight the pilot closed-loop recycling scheme developed by CAB to promote the sustainability credentials of its members, as well as learn more about the A|U|F aluminium recycling scheme for windows, doors and curtan walling that has been running in Germany since 2010.

Contact the organisers: Justin justin.furness@c-a-b.org.uk or Jan j_Lukaszewski@alfed.org.uk

REGISTER HERE

PROGRAMME
09:30 Registration  
10:00 Welcome

University of Wolverhampton

 
10:05 Chairman’s Welcome

 

 

Prof Michael Stacey
Convenor
Michael Stacey Architects
10:15 Keynote Address

Metal Recycling Industry –an Overview

 

Bruce Miller
Commercial Manager
European Metal Recycling
10:35 Aluminium Closed Loop Recycling in the UK Construction Sector – CAB Pilot Scheme

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Furness
Technical Director
Council for Aluminium in Building

– & –

Tony Powell
Business Development Manager
Senior Architectural Systems

10:55 Closed Loop Recycling of Aluminium Windows, Doors & Facades in Germany

 

Patrick Wortner
Director
PeoplePlanetProfit UG & A|U|F e.V.
Refreshment Break

 

11:45 Construction Resources & Waste
– the UK Policy Framework

 

Jane Thornback
Sustainability Policy Advisor
Construction Products Association
12:10 Implementing Circular Economy principles
– the funded support available

 

 

Matt Mellors

Project Manager

Environmental Technologies & Resource Efficiency Support Service (EnTRESS)
University of Wolverhampton

12:30 Panel Discussion

What are the opportunities for closed loop recycling of aluminium in the construction sector and how are they being addressed?

Lunch Break

Optional tour of the School of Engineering facilities including:
high volume manufacturing (CNC machining), advanced metrology, composite materials processing, additive manufacturing and the University of Wolverhampton Race (UWR) F3 team

14:00 Design for Recycling

 

 

Jan Lukaszewski
Technical Manager
Aluminium Federation
14:20 REALITY Aluminium Recycling Project in the Automotive Sector

 

Geoff Scamans
Chief Scientific Officer
Innoval Technology

– & –

Gaelle Guillaume
Jaguar Land Rover

14:45 Recycling of Aluminium Extrusions

 

Jake Richardson
Cost Reduction Engineer
Hydro Extrusion UK
15:15 Panel Discussion

How will the aluminium recycling industry adapt to new technology and the changing market?

15:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

 

 

Prof Michael Stacey
Convenor
Michael Stacey Architects
15:45 Event Close

 

 

Tom meets Chi Onwurah, MP

Tom meets with another government official…

EU Exit Business Readiness Weekly Bulletin

EU Exit Business Readiness Weekly Bulletin

Issue 22: 9 July 2019

EU Exit Business Readiness Forum

The next Forum will take place at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Thursday 8 August, with remote participation available via WebEx. Invites with further details will be sent to relevant organisations under a separate cover in due course.

SME Business Growth and Support Workshops – Boston, Durham, Norwich and Taunton

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is holding a series of workshops for SMEs on issues related to business growth and success. The events will allow businesses to set out their priorities on a range of businesses issues, including Brexit. Officials from across government will also be sharing information on operational areas that are expected to change when the UK leaves the EU and the preparations businesses need to make on areas including importing, exporting & transporting and employing EU citizens.

Recent Announcements

Workforce and People

Home Office have provided guidance for caseworkers considering applications under the EU Settlement Scheme. Update – included a link to the National Archives website for previous versions of this guidance, including those used for the testing phases of the EU Settlement Scheme:  EU Settlement Scheme caseworker guidance

Home Office have provided information for EU citizens and their families applying to the EU Settlement Scheme. Update – assisted digital locations and assisted digital home visits have been updated: EU Settlement Scheme: Assisted Digital service

Home Office have provided information for the community leader toolkit that equips local authorities and community groups with the right tools and information to support EU citizens and their families to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. Update – updated local authority introduction and added factsheet 3: EU Settlement Scheme: community leader toolkit

Regulations and Standards

NEW - A written Ministerial statement has been made to allow members of the public to view all EU legislation relevant to the UK exiting the EU: The government and The National Archives prepare for EU exit

Other

You can sign up to receive email alerts about Brexit on GOV.UK. Please encourage your members and networks to do so as well: Brexit E-mail Alerts

Business Support

Triage Tool

GOV.UK has an online tool to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Businesses can use the Triage Tool to find out:

  • What their business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU
  • What’s changing in their sector
  • Information on specific rules and regulations

Businesses will need to answer 7 simple questions to get guidance relevant to their business.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Sector Primers

These sector primers aim to bring together on one webpage the top 3 – 5 issues for each sector and provide guidance.  The primers link through to more detailed material elsewhere on GOV.UK. Please could you pass on to your members and networks. The sectors covered are:

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Sector Primers

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

DCMS have issued new guidance on what to expect on day one of a ‘no deal’ scenario if you’re a creative business, small arts organisation or sports organisation that currently travels only to the EU, such as:

  • touring professional choir
  • touring chamber orchestra
  • touring string quartet
  • small touring ballet company
  • small touring theatre company
  • school football team
  • amateur sports team
  • pop or rock band

Check what you need to do.

EU Exit: Business Intelligence and Engagement Team

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

E: sed@beis.gov.uk

ALFED & BEIS tour the UK visiting ALFED member plants

When BEIS came on an ALFED member’s tour around the UK, we’ve given them food for thought!