Servelec's Statement on the UK's EU Exit

Last updated: 9 November 2020

The precise terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union are still to be decided, and we are  closely monitoring the legislative developments to determine any impact to our customers, colleagues, partners or suppliers.

For our UK customers

We anticipate minimal or no impact on our existing service provision to our UK customers. We do not expect any issues with equipment licences to use software or our hosting facilities. We only use commercial, off-the-shelf products that can be sourced from many locations, limiting the impact of any foreign exchange fluctuations.

Servelec’s customer-facing hosting services are provided exclusively via UK-based data centres and our handling of such data is GDPR compliant. The proposed legislation is that post-EU exit, UK’s data protection laws will continue to align with the GDPR to facilitate continued trading between businesses in the UK and the EU. Once the Keeling schedule is rectified, we will update everything accordingly.

For our customers in the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe

It is proposed that the UK will be classified as an adequate country when we leave the European Union. Therefore, we anticipate minimal or no impact on our existing service provision to our customers in the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe, as this decision would allow us to transfer data as freely as if we were a member of the EU.

We do not anticipate any issues with equipment licences to use software or our hosting facilities. We only use commercial, off-the-shelf products that can be sourced from many locations, limiting the impact of any foreign exchange fluctuations.

Following the transitional period, we may have to apply for a travel visa for our colleagues to leave the country. We do not consider this to be a significant risk to our service delivery and service provision given that remote support will be available as it is currently. Site visits can be planned to enable adequate time for visas to be obtained for sales, project or service colleagues to ensure timely arrival to a customer’s premises.