Last Tuesday morning, the UK Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of Parliament was unlawful.
Although this ruling can be considered another political defeat for the Prime Minister, Mr. Johnson is not planning on changing the UK’s path to leaving the European Union on 31 October 2019 and he rejected the calls for his resignation.
The Prime Minister must, however, observe the law (‘the Benn Act’) forcing him to ask the European leaders to extend negotiations if no deal has been agreed by next month’s European Council meeting on 17 and 18 October.
Meanwhile, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs department (‘HMRC’) continued to prepare for a “no deal” and, on 19 and 20 September 2019, published additional guidance for UK and EU businesses:
- Guidance for EU businesses
- Letters on no-deal Brexit advice for [UK] businesses trading with the EU
- Letters on no-deal Brexit advice for [UK] businesses trading with the EU and/or the rest of the world
Considering the above and the actions recommended by HMRC, we are happy to discuss your Brexit readiness. Don’t hesitate to check out our website and see how PwC can help you prepare.