'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 October 2019.
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 in October 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Business and industry
- Education, training and skills
Last updated: Wed 2 October, 2019 @ 09:16