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Departure Services

From the initial policy consulting call through the move itself, there are a lot of moving pieces associated with employee relocation. Whether planning a domestic or international relocation, SIRVA is expertly positioned to offer the best departure services available during a relocation in every region around the world.

Destination Services

Setting your employees up for success upon arrival at their new locations will be key to successfully meeting your company’s goals. SIRVA’s global network and expansive resources allow us to you achieve your goals. Our destination services and international movers help employees and their families settle in and prosper in their new homes.

Visa and Immigration

SIRVA’s team of experienced international relocation specialists are expertly equipped to manage inbound and outbound global immigration services. With SIRVA’s Immigration team, the focus is on providing a smooth customer experience that enhances the relocation process, not just achieving a successful application.

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Employee Counselling

For your employees, a single relocation professional assists with end-to-end coordination of services: a relocation consultant for domestic/intra-country moves or global assignment consultant for international relocation. These consultants are your employees’ resource for all communication and services relating to their move, and coordinate the delivery of all authorised services. Regardless of the service being delivered (temporary housing, moving services, etc.), the employee can rely on the consultant as their go-to resource to address any concerns. 

VIP Services

If you are searching for an enhanced service for your employees, SIRVA offers VIP services such as personal relocation assistants, in-home cleaning services, personalised family assistance, and many other tailored and luxury enhancements. 

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Brexit and Its Impact on Household Goods Moves

  • by Daina Mueller
  • 24 February 2021 09:57:00

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*This is an update from a blog that was originally posted on 1 December 2020. 

Awareness and Mitigation Now That the UK has Left the EU

Now that the United Kingdom (UK) has left the European Union (EU), stakeholders of global companies are adapting to how the country’s future relationship with the EU will affect day-to-day business functions related to mobility. How, specifically, is Brexit affecting household goods (HHG) moves? This blog post will address suggestions and provide resource links to help organisations minimise potential complications.

Brexit: Considerations for HHG Moves

Effective from 1 January 2020, the European Union and the United Kingdom reached an agreement regarding Brexit and enacted The Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The agreement will have many implications for businesses, including changes in the way HHG moves are executed. To be aware of, and compliant with, these changes, we offer the following recommendations:   

Follow the Transfer of Residence (TOR) Process –

As the tax authorities in the UK,HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has advised SIRVA that organisations should follow the TOR process for UK-bound HHG shipments from all countries, including those in the EU. The employee must submit a report to HMRC (available from the link provided above and within this section) to request clearance to import; if approved, the shipment may not be subject to taxes. The process is expected to take three to five weeks. In all cases, SIRVA recommends initiating shipments only after the TOR process has been cleared to avoid shipments being subject to taxes.

Relocating-employee-with-moversPacking –

SIRVA always recommends that the employee or another reliable family member be present during both the packing and loading of their HHG. Doing so minimises employee stress, ensures the successful completion of each phase, and greatly increases the likelihood of a successful move and assignment. If packing has been delayed due to the processing time of the TOR and the employee has necessarily travelled ahead to his/her destination, stakeholders should be aware that the employee may need to return home to supervise the packing of his/her household goods at a later date. This could result in additional travel, hotel and subsistence costs.

Pets – 

Brexit has resulted in a new process for moving pets from Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) to an EU country (and, also, Northern Ireland). For the most up-to-date information, visit UK.gov’s web page, specific to taking your pet dog, cat or ferret abroad.

 


What’s next?

Conditions and processes surrounding Brexit are expected to be fluid, affecting multiple areas of mobility until they are solidified. To minimise complications, companies should collaborate closely with their mobility providers. Relocation management companies have systems and networks in place to streamline standard moving processes and the expertise and experience needed to find innovative solutions when those processes are interrupted by world events. At a minimum, organisations should explore whether shipments can be arranged to avoid the immediate pre- and post-Brexit period. At every stage of Brexit, SIRVA is prepared to assist with all aspects of mobility, including the movement of household goods into or out of the UK. Please contact us at concierge@sirva.com for more information.


 

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Lisa Marie DeSanto, Content Marketing Manager

Richard Thurston, Global Account Director

 

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