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Brexit Business Readiness – EU Guidance released

Brexit Business Readiness - EU Guidance released

11 Aug 2020

The  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has provided key information for businesses as the UK draws closer to the end of the Brexit transition period.

Brexit Business Readiness Article - eCommerce

Brexit Business Readiness Article - eCommerce

11 Aug 2020

At the end of 2020, the Brexit transition period will come to an end. It is imperative to take action to get ready for the new rules taking force in January 2021.

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‘Ben Fogle: Make a New Life in the Country’ looking for boating businesses

10 Aug 2020

Do you know of any adventurous people who are considering or have recently quit a traditional city lifestyle and are relocating to the coast to start a brand new business venture?

Brexit Business Readiness Article – Northern Ireland Protocol

Brexit Business Readiness Article - Northern Ireland Protocol

10 Aug 2020

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period comes to an end this year.

The MCA release MGN (M+F) 610 with guidance on meeting SOLAS Chapter V

The MCA release MGN (M+F) 610 with guidance on meeting SOLAS Chapter V

05 Aug 2020

The Merchant Shipping (Safety of Navigation) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 Regulations”) implement Chapter V of the Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (“SOLAS” or “the Convention”) and all outstanding amendments to Chapter V. Chapter V was negotiated and agreed in the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Exporting to Hong Kong? Latest revisions to Open General Export Licenses and Trade

Exporting to Hong Kong? Latest revisions to Open General Export Licenses and Trade

04 Aug 2020

The Department for International Trade and the Export Control Joint Unit have updated their notices to exporters to reflect the ongoing political situation in Hong Kong.

Apply to become a Non-Executive Member for the Board of Belfast Harbour Commissioners

Apply to become a Non-Executive Member for the Board of Belfast Harbour Commissioners

04 Aug 2020

The Department for Infrastructure has announced a recruitment campaign to appoint nine Non-Executive members to the Belfast Harbour Commissioners.

HMRC provides clarification on the temporary reduction in VAT for the leisure marine industry

HMRC provides clarification on the temporary reduction in VAT for the leisure marine industry

04 Aug 2020

Last month, British Marine secured a welcome win for the holiday hire boat sector as HMRC confirmed that the temporary reduction to 5% for holiday accommodation does apply to those hiring out boats (inland and coastal) which are to be used for holiday accommodation.

HM Government seeks feedback on the introduction of a Carbon Emission Tax from January 2021

HM Government seeks feedback on the introduction of a Carbon Emission Tax from January 2021

04 Aug 2020

The UK Government has published a draft consultation on the potential creation of a Carbon Emissions Tax to be implemented once the UK and the EU are no longer locked in the Transition Period.

UK Government announces more grants for small business to support COVID-19 recovery

UK Government announces more grants for small businesses to support COVID-19 recovery

30 Jul 2020

The UK Government has announced £20 million of new funding to support small businesses as they recover from COVID-19.