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

The partial lock-down in the UK has led to many movers wondering if they are required to temporarily shut down their business.

Before you make a decision, please consider the following.

The lock-down is aimed primarily at non-essential retail and leisure in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

Transport and freight are considered essential.

See https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-freight-transport/covid-19-advice-for-the-freight-transport-industry

If you choose to continue working, there are a few steps you can take to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

Follow the guidelines issued by the Government and instruct your staff to do likewise.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For domestic removals, clean all door handles and handrails, etc at both premises with an appropriate sanitiser.
Frequently clean all equipment (including vehicle cab interiors) with soap and water or a sanitiser.
Only send the minimum number of staff required (usually 2) to complete the job.
Request from the customer that they ask family and friends to stay away during the move.
Ask the customer to keep their distance during the move.
Don’t do home-visit surveys. Conduct surveys over the phone or by video call.

AIM believes that you should avoid all unnecessary work, but carry out essential work if possible.

AIM can’t and won’t tell you whether you should close your business. That is your decision.