Construction firm boss Richard Selby is urging businesses to act now to be ready for new trading rules between the UK and EU on 1 January 2021.
The Director and co-founder of Pro Steel Engineering worked with his accountant and used the checklist available on GOV.UK, to make sure the business was prepared for the end of the Transition period on 31 December. He’s now advising others to do the same.
Richard says: “It’s so important to use GOV.UK support. In addition, if working across borders ensure you are aware of additional administration requirements and talk to freight forwarders about the support they can offer.
“We found it helped to look at webinars and reach out to other organisations like the Institute of Directors for support.”
Pro Steel Engineering
Pro Steel Engineering employs 65 staff at its base in Pontypool, where it specialises in structural steelwork fabrication and construction.
Richard’s advice comes as the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy continues to update gov.uk/transition with vital information to help companies understand the important actions they need to take to be ready for the start of 2021.
Support includes pre-recorded webinars taking businesses through the changes related to them.
Richard has checked the new rules on importing and exporting goods between the EU and Great Britain from 1 January 2021. He’s also made sure his company applied due diligence to exporting and importing timber from the UK to EU to meet legal harvest requirements.
He adds: “This is something very much front of mind for us, and that we need to create a list of suppliers and customers to be in a good place for the start of 2021”
Find webinars to help you understand what actions to take at bit.ly/UKTwebinar
Speak with your lawyer and accountant for more information, or answer questions using the checker tool to generate information tailored to your business, and to sign up for email updates.