ECMT – Driving in the EU after Brexit | DVSA Roadside Payments

ECMT – Driving in the EU after Brexit.

 

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, movers will need extra documentation to drive in the EU and EEA. The current documentation may cease to be recognised after 29th March 2019.

Fortunately, there is guidance available on the GOV.UK website. Please visit the following pages for more information.

Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit

What commercial drivers may need to do to drive in the EU and European Economic Area (EEA) when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019.

ECMT international road haulage permits

How to apply for permits to travel to or through European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) member countries, and the rules you have to follow.

 

Making Tax Digital

 

VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold are required to use the Making Tax Digital service to keep records digitally and use software to submit their VAT returns from 1 April 2019.

For most small movers, this will be the responsibility of their contracted accountant, but for those that do everything in-house, it is important to check that their software is compatible.

For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-for-making-tax-digital

 

DVSA Roadside Payments

From Tuesday 29 January 2019, the way the DVSA takes roadside payments for fixed penalties will change.

Once the enforcement staff issues you with a fixed penalty:

  1. You will be asked to provide an email address or telephone number for either yourself or a nominated payee.
  2. An email or text with a unique code and a link to the payment portal will be sent to you or your nominated payee.
  3. Follow the link and use the code to enter your payment details to make payment.
  4. The onsite enforcement staff will receive a text confirming receipt of payment.
  5. They’ll then release your vehicle once any other outstanding issues have been resolved.
  6. You’ll receive an email or text receipt confirming payment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COVID-19 Statement

Although there is no rule to prevent them from doing so, not all removals businesses are working during the Coronavirus measures advised by the Government.

Those that are working have been provided with clear guidelines by the Government and supported by AIM, with safe working procedures, specific documents and frequent information updates.

Removals firms

Removal firms are able to operate and should follow the latest government guidance on safer working. Where moves are carried out, social distancing should be followed.
Companies should ensure employees understand how to operate safely and communicate this to customers.

  • Removers should contact the household in advance to check that no member of the household is showing symptoms of coronavirus or self-isolating. If they are, works should be delayed.
  • They should also encourage households to ensure all internal doors are open and surfaces and possessions have been cleaned with household cleaning products prior to them entering the property.
  • No work should be carried out by a person who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild.
  • Removers should wash their hands on entering the property using separate towels of paper towels which need to be washed or disposed of safely after use.
  • Removers should seek to minimise contact with homeowners and remain 2 metres apart from householders at all times.
  • Removers should implement a buddy system and ensure that the same people work together when moving bulky items and furniture.
  • Removers should bring their own refreshments but you should ensure they have access to hand washing facilities, using separate towels or paper towels if possible,
    which should be washed or disposed of safely afterwards.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak