The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will leave the European Union on the 29 March 2019. Leaving the EU could mean changes for businesses and individuals. This page signposts you to some official information you may need.
UK Nationals living in the EU
Until the UK leaves the EU, the UK remains a full member of the EU and UK nationals retain their legal status as EU citizens. As a UK national, there will be no change to your rights and status if you live in the EU while the UK remains in the EU.
GOV.UK has more information if you are a UK National living in the EU but outside of the UK.
The government has produced country by country guidance.
EU Citizens in the UK
If you are a European Union citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to get either settled or pre-settled status in the UK. This will mean you can continue living in the UK after December 2020.
GOV.UK has more information if you are an EU citizen continuing to live in the UK after it leaves the EU.
For businesses and employers
The government has published guidance for Businesses in preparation for Brexit. Topics include:
- Employing EU Citizens - Changes to areas include movement of people, settled status and qualifications
- Energy and climate - Changes to areas include energy, renewables, the nuclear industry and regulated carbon emissions
- European and domestic funding - Changes to funding for areas include research and higher education, social and structural development and sector-specific funds
- Health and social care providers - Actions that providers and commissioners of health and social care services should take to prepare for, and manage, the risks of a no-deal exit scenario
- Importing, exporting and transporting - Changes to areas include importing or exporting goods, moving goods across borders, haulage permits, customs and tax
- Intellectual Property - Changes to areas include copyrights, trademarks and patents
- Operating in the EU - Changes to areas if your business operates in the European Union
- Public sector procurement - Changes to areas include government contracts
- Regulation and standards for products and goods - Changes to areas if you sell physical products or goods in the UK
- The EU Settlement Scheme - Includes the Employer Toolkit
- Using personal data - Changes to exchanging personal data with another organisation in Europe
The government has prepared further advice on specific topics. Topics include:
- Education, Training and Skills - Including information for Erasmus students
- Environment - Includes environmental standards and food labels
- Going and being abroad - Includes passports, foreign travel advice, pet travel and mobile roaming fees
- Transport - Includes driving licences, vehicle insurance and flying to the EU
- Work - Includes workplace rights and working in the EU
We are reviewing our emergency plans as part of prudent planning in light of Brexit. We have been working with all our partners including the Local Resilience Forum, Highways England and Department of Transport to assess what impacts there may be on our residents and wider community.
This builds on normal emergency planning work and is part of the prudent planning being undertaken across the UK.