The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert: www.sandy-a.co.uk.
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Sandy Adirondack has shared a useful list of sources to keep up-to-date with Brexit developments and implications for our work:
- Weekly e-newsletters, briefings and other resources from the Brexit Civil Society Alliance: https://www.brexitcivilsocietyalliance.org/. The weekly newsletters are essential reading, and include links to many other resources.
- Factsheet, videos and up to date blogs from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations: https://www.ncvo.org.uk/policy-and-research/europe.
- Prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU: https://www.gov.uk/business-uk-leaving-eu. For businesses and organisations. Includes exporting; importing; sale of goods and services and data protection; contracts of employment and working hours; and more.
- Prepare for EU exit if you live in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/prepare-eu-exit. For individuals. Covers going and being abroad; transport; business and industry; work; environment; education, training and skills; health and social care; and parenting, childcare and children’s services.
- Continue to live in the UK after it leaves the EU: https://www.gov.uk/staying-uk-eu-citizen. For EU nationals living in the UK.
- UK nationals living in the EU: Essential information: https://www.gov.uk/uk-nationals-living-eu.
- Preparing for EU exit. Office for Civil Society, January 2019, 4pp: https://mailchi.mp/9f803351c85a/preparing-for-eu-exit-471359 . Briefing for voluntary organisations, covering the government’s public information campaign on EU exit; data protection in a no deal scenario; the settled status scheme; EU funding; Erasmus + and European Solidarity Corps; and sources of further guidance. This has a Mailchimp link because it was sent to Office for Civil Society email subscribers. It does not appear to be on the OCS website, and was not in their RSS feed. To sign up for OCS emails, go to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-for-civil-society.atom and click on the link about one-third of the way down.
- Data protection and Brexit. Information Commissioner’s Office: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-and-brexit/. A range of resources.
- Brexit and contracts: A practical guide. Matheson solicitors, article, 25 Feb 2019: https://www.matheson.com/news-and-insights/article/brexit-and-contracts-a-practical-guide. Issues if contractual obligations become difficult or impossible to perform because of Brexit.
- How a no-deal Brexit would affect charities. Third Sector article, 26 Feb 2019: https://www.thirdsector.co.uk/no-deal-brexit-affect-charities/policy-and-politics/article/1562886. Implications for staff, the economy, investments, and international development charities.
- Government confirms charity shops can sell CE marked goods after ‘no deal’ Brexit. Mills & Reeve solicitors, blog, 1 March 2019: https://www.charitylegalupdate.co.uk/2019/03/government-confirms-charity-shops-can-sell-ce-marked-goods-after-no-deal-brexit.html.
- How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Department for Exiting the EU: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/how-to-prepare-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-with-no-deal. Fairly detailed guidance on a wide range of issues. This link was in my update 1823 but I’m repeating it here in case the UK leaves the EU on 29 March without a withdrawal agreement, and therefore without a transition period.