Brexit - Where Do We Go From Here?
After the recent UK election there still remain two possible scenarios:
A No Deal Brexit
There is still a year of negotiations to go between the UK government and the EU, and the UK could still leave without a negotiated agreement at the end of 2020. In this case, the common questions will be:
- Will I be able to continue to keep my boat in an EU27 country after a ‘no deal’ Brexit?
- What happens if a boat which currently has Union Status is in the UK at the time of a ‘no deal’ Brexit?
- What happens if I take a boat with UK status to the EU27 after a ‘no deal’ Brexit?
It is worth keeping a close eye on the RYA website, as they have detailed answers to the above questions. Click on the button below to read what they have to say.
A Negotiated and Agreed Brexit Deal
If a deal is agreed, it first has to be negotiated. This has not yet happened, so it is very difficult to predict what is going to happen. The RYA is lobbying the UK government, and has laid out its preferred post Brexit position on its website.
Well..... That's No Help!
At a time when we are looking for clarity in very murky waters, 2020 is going to be a difficult year. The best advice is to keep listening to sources that you trust, not just the RYA, but also other groups like the Cruising Association.