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The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union: important information for the professional security industry

 

This page is a compendium for members and end-users that contains information regarding the forthcoming withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. It is to be viewed as a guide only and features third party content.

Please note that some content may still refer to the original exit date of 29 March. Anything added since 21 March will reference the revision dates of 12 April and 22 May.

If you would like to contribute an article please email our communications team.

CBI & TUC call on Prime Minister to change Brexit approach

European Summit TUC General Secretary Frances O’Gradyand CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn have written a joint letter to the Prime Minister urging a change to her approach on Brexit. They have requested an urgent meeting to discuss their concerns.

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Latest EU Exit Business Readiness Weekly Bulletin released

The Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has released its latest business readiness bulletin, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU. The objective of this bulletin is to signpost to tools and resources members prepare for a no deal Exit from the EU. 

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Construction Products Regulation under a no-deal Brexit

The UK government has laid a statutory instrument to ensure a functioning Construction Products Regulation (CPR) regime if the UK leaves without a deal on 29 March.

The system will maintain the requirement on manufacturers to declare the performance of their products in accordance with standards when the product is placed on the UK market.

Amendments to the current regulations will be made in a number of instances, and existing European standards will become UK ‘designated standards’, which means following a no-deal exit, UK and EU standards will be the same.The new UK standards will be designated by the secretary of state.

The complete statutory instrument that lays out the detail can be found on the UK Government's website and downloaded below.

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British Standards Institution: update on standards

The following article outlines how British Standards Institution (BSI) membership of CEN and CENELEC is unaffected by current political developments following the decisions taken by their General Assemblies in November. In the article you will also find links to more information and how to contact BSI’s Brexit team with any questions you may have. 

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UK Government: Brexit deal explained

In the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union with an agreed deal, Her Majesty's Government have launched a Brexit Deal Explained website, designed to  help the British public and businesses understand what the deal will deliver.  
 
The website explains the Withdrawal Agreement, which sets out the terms of the UK’s smooth and orderly exit from the European Union, and the Political Declaration, which sets out "a framework for the UK’s ambitious future relationship with the European Union that delivers in our national interest".
  
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Industrial products - consequences under the UK's withdrawal

The European Commission published a notice to stakeholders in 2018 regarding the withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of industrial products.

The notice states that unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the United Kingdom from 30 March 2019 and the United Kingdom will then become a 'third country'.

In view of the considerable uncertainties, in particular concerning the content of a possible withdrawal agreement, all interested parties, and especially economic operators, are reminded of legal repercussions, which need to be considered when the United Kingdom becomes a third country.

Read the full notice (opens in external page)

In February 2019 the Commission published questions and answers follow up from this statement and this can be found on the European Commission's website.

Why aren't we more prepared?

Abbey Petkar, Managing Director, Magenta Security Services Ltd discusses how the security industry has been quiet on the impact of Brexit so far - it's time we took notice.

I find it strange just how quiet the security industry is on the subject of Brexit.  Whether you voted to leave or remain, whether you believe in the PM’s plan or think she is wasting valuable time, Brexit is undoubtedly the topic of the moment and will remain so for some time to come.  Yet collectively the security industry remains relatively mute on its potential impact – which could be significant.

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BRE Global Ireland completes INAB accreditation to ensure customers can continue delivering their CE-marked products to the European market post-Brexit

BRE Global Ireland has received confirmation that it has completed the European Union’s process to operate as a Notified Body and a Technical Assessment Body by achieving accreditation from the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB).

The confirmation brings customers one step closer to gaining the assurance needed, to continue supplying their CE certified products to the European market post-Brexit.

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Industrial products - consequences under the UK's withdrawal

The European Commission published a notice to stakeholders in 2018 regarding the withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of industrial products.

The notice states that unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the United Kingdom from 30 March 2019 and the United Kingdom will then become a 'third country'.

In view of the considerable uncertainties, in particular concerning the content of a possible withdrawal agreement, all interested parties, and especially economic operators, are reminded of legal repercussions, which need to be considered when the United Kingdom becomes a third country.

Read the full notice (opens in external website).

In February 2019 the Commission published questions and answers follow up from this statement and this can be found on the European Commission's website.

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Industrial products - consequences under the UK's withdrawal

The European Commission published a notice to stakeholders in 2018 regarding the withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of industrial products.

The notice states that unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the United Kingdom from 30 March 2019 and the United Kingdom will then become a 'third country'.

In view of the considerable uncertainties, in particular concerning the content of a possible withdrawal agreement, all interested parties, and especially economic operators, are reminded of legal repercussions, which need to be considered when the United Kingdom becomes a third country.

Read the full notice (opens in external website).

In February 2019 the Commission published questions and answers follow up from this statement and this can be found on the European Commission's website.

Manage

Industrial products - consequences under the UK's withdrawal

The European Commission published a notice to stakeholders in 2018 regarding the withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of industrial products.

The notice states that unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the United Kingdom from 30 March 2019 and the United Kingdom will then become a 'third country'.

In view of the considerable uncertainties, in particular concerning the content of a possible withdrawal agreement, all interested parties, and especially economic operators, are reminded of legal repercussions, which need to be considered when the United Kingdom becomes a third country.

Read the full notice (opens in external website).

In February 2019 the Commission published questions and answers follow up from this statement and this can be found on the European Commission's website.

Manage

Industrial products - consequences under the UK's withdrawal

The European Commission published a notice to stakeholders in 2018 regarding the withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of industrial products.

The notice states that unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the United Kingdom from 30 March 2019 and the United Kingdom will then become a 'third country'.

In view of the considerable uncertainties, in particular concerning the content of a possible withdrawal agreement, all interested parties, and especially economic operators, are reminded of legal repercussions, which need to be considered when the United Kingdom becomes a third country.

Read the full notice (opens in external website).

In February 2019 the Commission published questions and answers follow up from this statement and this can be found on the European Commission's website.

Manage

Industrial products - consequences under the UK's withdrawal

The European Commission published a notice to stakeholders in 2018 regarding the withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of industrial products.

The notice states that unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the United Kingdom from 30 March 2019 and the United Kingdom will then become a 'third country'.

In view of the considerable uncertainties, in particular concerning the content of a possible withdrawal agreement, all interested parties, and especially economic operators, are reminded of legal repercussions, which need to be considered when the United Kingdom becomes a third country.

Read the full notice (opens in external website).

In February 2019 the Commission published questions and answers follow up from this statement and this can be found on the European Commission's website.

Manage

Industrial products - consequences under the UK's withdrawal

The European Commission published a notice to stakeholders in 2018 regarding the withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of industrial products.

The notice states that unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the United Kingdom from 30 March 2019 and the United Kingdom will then become a 'third country'.

In view of the considerable uncertainties, in particular concerning the content of a possible withdrawal agreement, all interested parties, and especially economic operators, are reminded of legal repercussions, which need to be considered when the United Kingdom becomes a third country.

Read the full notice (opens in external website).

In February 2019 the Commission published questions and answers follow up from this statement and this can be found on the European Commission's website.

Manage

Industrial products - consequences under the UK's withdrawal

The European Commission published a notice to stakeholders in 2018 regarding the withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of industrial products.

The notice states that unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the United Kingdom from 30 March 2019 and the United Kingdom will then become a 'third country'.

In view of the considerable uncertainties, in particular concerning the content of a possible withdrawal agreement, all interested parties, and especially economic operators, are reminded of legal repercussions, which need to be considered when the United Kingdom becomes a third country.

Read the full notice (opens in external website).

In February 2019 the Commission published questions and answers follow up from this statement and this can be found on the European Commission's website.