It is unknown what the level of disruption at major UK ports will be, but we expect immediate short-term disruption whilst the UK adjusts to life outside of the EU, in the event of a “no-deal Brexit”. We recommend that our customers ensure they have the appropriate steps in place to cope with potential severe delays to their goods entering the UK, and have the correct stock levels to deal with any delays.
The importance of having a clear understanding of what the first day of a “no-deal” Brexit would look like cannot be understated. HMRC has published multiple documents outlining such things. You can find these items here – Partnership Pack. However it can be quite hard to digest and filter all the documents into what is relevant for yourself. Thankfully the Government have also released a tool to help locate any such documents more easily. You may still return with what feels like an overwhelming amount of information, but we highly recommend finding time to go through as much as you can. The tool can be found here – Prepare your business for leaving the EU. We recommend you use the tools provided by the government to be as best prepared as you can or alternatively to contact us.