Last updated 5 August 2021
The UK officially left the European Union on 31 January 2020.
Information for residents
The government has advised that all non-UK EU citizens must apply for the EU Settlement Scheme to make sure their rights are protected once the transition period is over.
You can find translated documents explaining the process in various languages on GOV.UK.
The deadline for applying for most people was 30 June 2021.
You can still apply if either:
the deadline for you to apply is after 30 June 2021
you have ‘reasonable grounds’ for why you did not apply by the deadline
Prepare your business for Brexit
The government has issued guidance on the following:
- importing goods from the EU
- exporting goods to the EU
- how employers can help EU nationals remain in the UK
The government is also hosting free webinars to help you check the new rules and understand the actions to take, view the webinars.
The Business Growth Hub has a dedicated website offering guidance, including:
- a toolkit which gives advice on dealing with imports, exports and employees after 1 January 2021
- 10 actions for businesses to consider before Brexit
You can also speak to one of their advisors through the website, who can answer any questions you may have.
Travelling in the EU
When the UK leaves the EU there will be some changes that could affect your travels. Find the latest guidance and information on what these changes are, how they could affect you, and what steps you can take to prepare.