'EU exit' (or 'Brexit') is the impending withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). 

The United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on 31 January 2020.

The Government has been preparing for any outcome from EU exit negotiations and has been implementing a programme of work to ensure the UK will be ready from day one in all scenarios, including a potential ‘no deal’ outcome. 

Visit the Government's EU Exit web page for more information

EU exit advice for businesses 

The Government has designed this step-by-step Get ready for Brexit guide to help businesses prepare for EU exit and the potential 'no deal' scenario. 

You will need to prepare to continue trading with EU businesses.

Local business advice

If you run a local business and would like to speak to us about business planning for EU exit please contact our Business Focus team.

Business Focus
01530 454 578 or 01530 454609

EU citizens in the UK - advice 

The UK government has reached an agreement with the EU that will protect the rights of EU citizens and their family members living in the UK. It has also reached an agreement with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, and a separate agreement with Switzerland.

These agreements mean that most citizens from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland will need to apply to stay in the UK. They can then continue living their lives here as they do now.

Visit the Government's EU Exit web page for more information and to apply to stay in the UK 

EU Settlement Scheme 

If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK.  

Leicestershire County Council is one of the local authorities that are providing a document scanning service for people applying to the EU Settlement Scheme. 

This service is available to resident EU citizens with a valid EU passport, and to their non-EU citizen family members with a biometric residence card issued by the UK.

Read more about the Leicestershire County Council EU Settlement Scheme document scanning service

UK citizens in the EU - advice 

The Government EU Exit web pages include advice specific to where you are living in the European Union. 

Prepare for EU Exit if you live in the UK 

Visit the Government's EU Exit web pages for information on: 

  • Going and being abroad
  • Work
  • Transport 
  • Environment 
  • Business and industry 
  • Education, training and skills
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Last updated: Mon 4 May, 2020 @ 14:21