Government guidance for research organisations after the transition period

04 Nov 2020

The UK Government has published guidance for the Research and Innovation (R&I) community in preparation for the end of the transition period.

The guidance outlines the implications for businesses and organisations in the science, research and innovation sector, of new rules which will be in place from 1 January 2021, once the so-called transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

Whilst the new webpages do not contain any major changes or novel information, it collects (in one place) the various guidance documents and other sources of information related to the UK’s future relationship with the EU from 2021 onwards. There is a specific section dedicated to participation in EU programmes, containing links to the following documents which were already publically available:

  • UK Research and Development Roadmap;
  • Horizon 2020: what it is and how to apply for funding;
  • Participating in EU satellite and space programmes from 1 January 2021; and
  • Participating in EU nuclear research from 1 January 2021.

In addition, the pages include further information on the following issues:

  • Living and working in the UK and EU
  • Data
  • Providing services
  • Importing and exporting
  • Selling your goods
  • Trading with the EU

The new pages will continue to be updated but do not offer any perspectives on the current negotiations on the future UK-EU relationship.

Access the guidance here