The General Export Facility, explained

Launched in December last year, the General Export Facility is designed to help businesses export their goods and services overseas. But what is the scheme? And how could it help your business? Overview The General Export Facility (GEF) is a guarantee scheme run by the Government’s export credit agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF). The facility…

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VAT after Brexit: what you need to know

Following the end of the transition period on 1 January 2021, many businesses are taking on the challenge of overseas accounting for the first time. To support your business, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we’ve received over the past month. Is VAT applicable on the purchase of a service from EU countries?…

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VAT under the Northern Ireland Protocol

Under the newly agreed Northern Ireland Protocol, the Value Added Tax Act (1994) will be amended so that Northern Ireland maintains alignment with the EU VAT rules for goods. This means that the rules for intra-EU movements of goods that currently apply, will continue to apply after the end of the transition period on 31…

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Northern Ireland customs duty arrangements confirmed

The Government has confirmed further details of the customs duty arrangements that will apply to Northern Ireland with the publication of the Taxation (Post-transition Period) Bill. The Bill enacts several of the arrangements contained in the Northern Ireland Protocol, a critical element of the Withdrawal Agreement that is designed to prevent the introduction of a…

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