“Hard Brexit”: The VAT & Customs Implications

With less than six months to go before the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union, the questions around the manner of its departure are far from resolved. Political pressure and division both within the UK and at the EU negotiating table could still mean that a ‘hard Brexit’ could yet become a reality. If this happens, the customs and VAT issues that would arise on a ‘soft Brexit’ will be accelerated and businesses will also face further issues around managing their supply chains.

For this reason we have brought together an experienced team of customs and VAT specialists to deliver a succinct overview of what the key issues are and how you can work to minimise your risk and protect your supply chain. Specifically we will provide:

  • An up-to-date snap shot of the political landscape and status of EU law and current litigation.
  • Key issues to address in relation to the physical movement of goods from a customs and VAT perspective, including the impact on VAT registration and reporting requirements, and application of the joint and several liability provisions.
  • Key issues to address in relation the VAT treatment of particular services, including the impact on those making supplies of broadcasting, telecommunications and electronic services.

There is still time to prepare and we will show you what you need to be prioritising. If there are developments in the coming weeks that give a clearer indication of whether a “hard” or “soft” Brexit is more likely, we will adapt the content of our webinar to ensure it is relevant, practical and applicable.

To register for this online event, please click here or on the button on the right-hand side. Webinar access instructions will be circulated to all registered participants in advance of the event.

Webinar Details


Monday, 5 November 2018


4:00 pm – 5:30 pm GMT
8:00 am – 9:30 am PST
10:00 am – 11:30 am CST
11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST

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