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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Address:

The Association Of Independent Movers
Unit 4, Skills Centre,
Twickenham Trading Estate,
Rugby Road,
Twickenham,
TW1 1DG
Phone:0208 892 0369

Newsletter