'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 29 March 2019 at 11pm UTC (midnight Central European Time), when the period for negotiating a withdrawal agreement will end unless an extension is agreed.
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 March 2019.
EU exit advice for businesses
You will need to prepare to continue trading with EU businesses in the unlikely event that the UK leaves the EU without an agreement.
Leaflets (available in English and French, and in other languages on request) and videos are now available to help you prepare for EU Exit, including actions businesses need to take to prepare in the event of a 'no deal' scenario.
Preparing for a no deal EU Exit: 5 key areas businesses must be aware of
Watch an hour long video about 5 key areas UK businesses must be aware of to keep trading with the EU if the UK leaves without a deal.
The video covers:
- Applying for an EORI number
- Transitional simplified procedures
- Preparing to make customs declarations
- Entry summary declarations (also known as safety and security declarations)
- Paying the correct import and export duty, and VAT
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.
UK citizens in the EU - advice
The Government EU Exit web pages include advice specific to where you are living in the European Union.
EU Settlement Scheme
Leicestershire County Council is one of the local authorities that are providing a document scanning service for people applying to the EY 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.
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
Corporate membership is a scheme that offers businesses the opportunity to offer their employees discounted leisure centre activity prices
Further information is available from the corperate membership section of the councils website, or by emailing email@example.com
If cancellation notices are not given for contracts made in the home, the consumer may not have to pay and businesses may be breaking the law. We can advise on the rules.
further advice is available on the Trading Standards section of Leicestershire County Council's Website, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice on the Fire Reform Regulations and how to comply with them is available from the Communities and local government Fire and Resilience webpage
If you require any further information please email RIST@lfrs.org
Last updated: Mon 1 April, 2019 @ 16:39