Department for Business, Energy & Industry publishes update on EU exit preparations

Department for Business, Energy & Industry publishes update on EU exit preparations

The Department for Business, Energy & Industry Strategy (BEIS) has published an update regarding steps being taken to prepare businesses in the event of a no-deal Brexit. BEIS has also recruited 700 new staff to work on EU exit policy using additional funding allocated by HM Treasury for Brexit preparedness

Steps being taken include:

• retaining a general system for recognition where UK regulators will be required to recognize EEA and Swiss qualifications which are of an equivalent standard to UK qualifications in scope, content and level

• the laying of legislation and putting in place of new measures by the Office for Product Safety and Standards to ensure a robust and effective product safety and metrology regime

• collaborating with Ofgem, the Northern Ireland Utility Regulator and interconnector operators to put in place, arrangements that aim to ensure that electricity and gas continue to flow across borders

• the passing of new legislation in preparation for a future separate from the EU, with 57 of 63 required statutory instruments needed by 29 March 2019 including new laws for a nuclear safeguards regime that will ma

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