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Following the EU referendum in 2016, the UK left the EU on 31st January 2020. The transition period that was in place ended on 31st December 2020. The UK departure from the European Union, often referred to as “Brexit”, means that consumer rights and legislation has been changed in a number of ways. brexitadvice.scot is here to assist those living in Scotland with questions surrounding the transition

Knowledge Centre

The UK has left the European Consumer Centre (ECC) and obtaining advice on EU consumer issues will be different as a result.

Food & Other Household Expenditure

Due to the deal reached between the UK Government and the EU, there are no tariffs on household items .

Financial Services

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (the financial services regulator) have published information.

Postal Services

A customs declaration is now required for post sent to the EU. The type of customs declaration form will depend on the value of the items posted.

Telecoms

If your provider increases prices for services that are outside of your regular monthly amount , your provider should let you know about these changes.

Transport & Travel

Drivers from the UK will need to ensure they meet all the requirements / have appropriate documentation to drive in the EU and EEA.

Scams

FCA have advised that during this period of uncertainty following the EU exit there is a greater risk of scams.

Dealing with Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts

A consumer should always have an opportunity to read and understand the terms of their contract.

European Consumer Issues

The UK has left the European Consumer Centre (ECC) and obtaining advice on EU consumer issues will be different as a result.

For consumer issues involving either an EU member state, Iceland, or Norway, the UK European Consumer Centre may be able to help.

For consumer issues involving either an EU member state, Iceland, or Norway, the UK European Consumer Centre may be able to help.

More information on The UKECC and the advice they supply can be found at UKECC | UKECC

More information on The UKECC and the advice they supply can be found at UKECC | UKECC

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