The UK will be leaving the EU Customs Union and Single Market at the end of the Transition, 31 December 2020. Suffolk businesses need to be prepared.
The Border Operating Model can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-border-operating-model
Information about the Haulier Information and Advice Sites can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hauliers-get-border-ready-with-45-new-information-and-advice-sites
Including the Haulier Handbook - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/transporting-goods-between-great-britain-and-the-eu-from-1-january-2021-guidance-for-hauliers
For EU Transition advice for Suffolk, please see the Suffolk County Council website - https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/the-council-and-its-committees/suffolk-county-council-and-the-exit-from-the-european-union-brexit/
For busniess guidance, news and events, please visit:
The Suffolk Resilience Forum EU Transition Emergency Plan can be found on our website, under Multiagency Plans - https://www.suffolkresilience.com/multi-agency-plans
The Suffolk Resilience Forum Communications Strategy is below:
EU Transition Communications Strategy
The UK left the European Union at 11am on January 31, 2020.
There followed an 11-month period, known as the transition, which has kept the UK bound to the EU’s rules.
That transition period ends on December 31, 2020.
When that period finishes there will many changes to how UK operates outside the EU.
These will impact on trade, businesses and the country as a whole. The issue of ‘Brexit’ has been a very divisive one since the UK voted to leave the EU, leading to protests and dissent.
However, Suffolk Resilience Forum’s role to try to ensure as smooth a transition as possible for businesses and organisations in the county.
Aligned messaging from all agencies to create a single, unified and authoritative voice the people of Suffolk can trust.
To reassure the public and businesses we are well prepared and are working closely with partners to make sure those preparations are in place for January 1, 2021.
Minimal disruption to frontline services.
To moderate public behaviours by responding positively to what happens when the transition is complete and encourage people to embrace change.
Inform stakeholders of clear guidance where required
To make the post-transition period as easy as possible to give people reassurance of normality.
A cohesive multi-agency approach is required to understand and overcome difficulties for individual sectors or agencies. Working together to minimise any impact, disruption or potential public order issues.
Internal: Staff, volunteers, councillors and board members.
Media – reactive statements or interviews.
External: Public, businesses, hard-to-reach communities, service users and EU citizens.
Internal; Intranets, newsletters, email
Press releases, reactive briefings, interviews.
Newsletters to residents, if required.
Support through organisations and agencies.