The BMRA welcomes the ratification of the Brexit withdrawal agreement
Following today’s vote by Parliament, there is expectation it will bring sought after clarity and stability for the sector.
Throughout the upcoming transition period, British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) will continue to work with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) to minimise the changes that will come about as the UK leaves the European Union (EU). Of particular concern will be VAT liability, notifiable waste shipments and trade issues.
Following additional scrutiny in Parliament, and with the roadmap to exiting the EU now clear, the BMRA hopes that the Government will revive its Environment Bill and continue to meet the objectives set out in the Resources and Waste Strategy. At the same time, the Secretariat will continue to work with the Government to bring greater awareness of the benefits of metals recycling to the environment as well as the UK economy.