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Welcome to the Plants at Work (formerly efig ltd) website  - the association representing Interior Landscapers by promoting the use and benefits of Interior Plants.
 
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We are delighted to announce that after 17 years, efig is rebranding. As of 22 January 2018 we are known as the Plants at Work  Ltd - plants@work 
 
The reason for this change is to make our association more relevant. plants@work says exactly what and who we are and clearly states what our main aim is, to supply businesses with first class interior planting to improve their workplaces aesthetically and for wellbeing.
 
There are many benefits of joining us, including:
  • Industry Representation
  • Great Business Opportunities
  • Fantastic Training Programme
  • Networking

BREXIT Looming?

on Thursday, 05 September 2019. Posted in Latest News

Whether we actually leave the European Union on 31 October or at a later date, we have asked around to see what you can do to prepare for BREXIT.

BREXIT

The first piece of advice is:

Register for EORI and the use of Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP).

If you haven't already done this, do it quickly now. Without EORI registration you will not be able to import any products. Without a successful application for TSP, your paperwork submissions will become much more time critical.

You will also need to Government Gateway. as an importer. This is a DEFRA system to manage the control of plants coming into the UK and to confirm any necessary health certifications which need to accompany these are in place.

 

How to open a PEACH account 

To open your PEACH account, you will also need to register via the Government Gateway.

There are a number of steps involved in opening the two accounts. The first step is to open a PEACH account. Register for the PEACH system from Defra. Entering your contact details generates the first of two pieces of information, or ‘known facts’, which are used to identify you. The first known fact is your Company ID. Once your application has been approved, you are sent the second known fact - your trader number.
 
You will then need a Government Gateway account to log in to PEACH, so the next step is to register as a new user on the Government Gateway website - find out about registering for online government services at the Government Gateway website. You are recommended to print out the screen containing your new User ID and keep it in a safe place. You can also use an existing account, if, for example, you have registered for another service on the Government Gateway.
 
Download a guide to registering on the Government Gateway from the RPA website. You’ll need your User ID and your Government Gateway password to log in to the PEACH system for the first time. 
 
The PEACH system applies to England and Wales but not to Scotland or Northern Ireland. However, it does apply to Scottish and Northern Ireland businesses whose imports arrive first through English or Welsh points of entry. Scottish importers should contact the Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate on 08457 741 741. Those from Northern Ireland should contact the DARD Trade Helpline on 028 9052 0207. 
 
We hope this helps to make the coming months a little easier. A big thank you to Urban Planters for this information.
 

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