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BREXIT UPDATE - BUSINESS MOBILITY

Following a recent meeting with BEIS, the associations that make up the EURIS group (an advisory body for the potential impacts of the changing relationship between the UK and EU for the UK Government, manufacturers and the media which includes MTA) put a range of questions regarding the movement of people to and from the EU after the end of the Brexit transition period.

The response, which you can see in full in the attached document below covers both travel to the UK from the EU and in the reverse direction.  It covers scenarios where staff need to travel for work purposes including business meetings, exhibitions, auditing of supply chains and, perhaps most importantly, customer support be that in planning or post-sales.

In the section on travelling from the UK to the EU, there are also questions around the movement of spare parts that an engineer might need to take with them to support work at a customer’s premises.

There is too much detail to summarise effectively in this short article so we would recommend that you take a look at the attachment – which includes reference links where necessary - and consider how your business will be affected in these situations.  If you have any questions arising from this document, please let us know - contact Geoff Noon (email:  gnoon@mta.org.uk) - and we will feed them into the next round of the conversation.

In this context, we would also remind you about the MTA webinar about the points based immigration system and the impact it will have on the free movement of workers between the UK and the EU.  This is being held on Thursday 3rd December 2020 at 10:00am – register for this at https://www.mta.org.uk/event/webinar-uk%E2%80%99s-points-based-immigration-system.