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Brexit news

With the ever-changing news surrounding this most important of issues in the UK, Westcoast has established a team, chaired by Alex Tatham, Westcoast’s Managing Director, to review the latest government guidance surrounding Brexit, review customer questions as they are submitted and engage with key vendors in Westcoast’s own supply chain.

The team will update this ‘Brexit’ area with plans Westcoast is making and any firm guidance the company can give to all stakeholders. Please check on this site regularly for updates (at least monthly).

For any questions or queries contact our Westcoast Brexit committee at brexit@westcoast.co.uk

LATEST NEWS

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Brexit News - October 2020 update

Following Westcoast’s most recent Brexit meeting, we are delighted to submit an update to our customers and suppliers regarding Westcoast’s own plans for Brexit. Our preparations are based on the assumption that there will be no European Free Trade Agreement in place by 1 January 2021. read more

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Brexit News - August 2020 update

Whilst the UK has exited the European Union at the start of the year, no real changes in trading conditions has been experienced as a result. This will not be true if the UK and the EU cannot agree a trade deal at the end of 2020. Recent reports have shown the Cabinet Office preparing for widespread disruption should such a scenario coincide with a second wave of Coronavirus in the UK. read more

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Brexit News - October 2019 Update

Welcome to the latest update from Westcoast’s Brexit team. Whilst the only current certainty is uncertainty – Westcoast continue as advised by HMRC to prepare for a ‘no-deal’ exit on 31st October. Management feel as ready as we can be with shipping documentation created, teams in place for tax and customer shipments, a regular assessment of import tariffs on products we sell and a view on those we export and a strengthened customer services team to manage customer queries. read more

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Brexit News - September 2019 update

It would be easy to spend time speculating on what might happen as a result of the recent tumultuous events in Parliament – but Westcoast intend to focus on the practical measures the business is taking for our customers and suppliers. Most relevantly, the business is still preparing for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on 31 October 2019 and ensuring we are as prepared as we can be for this date – whether or not there is an extension. read more

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