3 April 2019
Guidance for businesses on the Provision of Services Regulations in the event of a no-deal Brexit
The Provision of Services Regulations were introduced in 2009 to make it easier for businesses to provide cross-border services with other European Economic Area (EEA) countries, by lowering non-tariff barriers to trade.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) made an amendment to the regulations in 2018 in order to address gaps in the law in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The 2018 regulations are enforced on exit day.
The regulations will continue to protect UK businesses and consumer rights by maintaining obligations on UK Competent Authorities to ensure that their regulation of service activity is proportionate and justified in the public interest.