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EU Exit and You

Find information on the EU exit process, the Transition period, information for residents and businesses, and the EU Settlement Scheme.

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • Where to find more information on the EU exit (Brexit) and transition period
  • New rules and guidance for business following the UK's departure from the EU
  • Applying to the EU Settlement Scheme

Brexit Transition and you is your guide to the process of the UK leaving the EU (Brexit), including:

  • the EU exit process - keep up to date with progress on the exit and how Essex is preparing
  • information for residents - living and working in the UK after the EU exit, international travel and driving
  • information for businesses and employers - information for businesses and employers to help prepare for EU exit
  • EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status) - if you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen

Essex County Council have further information for people living, working and running a business in the UK.

Brexit Transition and you preparation and information

New rules and guidance for business following the UK's departure from the EU

 

New rules apply to things like travel and doing business with Europe. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions for you, your business and your family.

Brexit checker at GOV.UK

Following the Free Trade Agreement struck between the UK and the EU new rules for business have been published by the Government. UK businesses have to make a number of changes to ensure continued flow of people, data, goods and services between the UK and the EU. Businesses should take action as the UK is no longer in the single market or the customs union.

Brexit Transition Changes - Actions for Businesses (PDF, 705KB)

The Government has also published sector specific actions for 10 sectors of the economy.

  • Aerospace
  • Electronics and Machinery
  • Automotive
  • Life Sciences
  • Chemicals
  • Metals and Materials
  • Construction
  • Professional and Business Services
  • Consumer Goods
  • Retail

Sector Specific Brexit Transition Actions (PDF, 759KB)

EU Settlement Scheme

 

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK as you do now. The EEA includes the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

GOV.UK has prepared a step by step guide to help you understand if you need to apply and what you'll need to do if you decide to stay in the UK. This is also available in 26 European languages.

To find out what you need to do and when, use the online tool on GOV.UK.

If you need support in applying

 

The Home Office has produced a video on the support available. This link will take you to YouTube.

Support services have reopened in line with public health guidance. This includes the EU Settlement Resolution Centre and you can post applications if you are not able to use the EU Exit: ID Document Check app to verify your identity.

If you are vulnerable, you can get help applying to the EU Settlement Scheme. Visit the website and enter your post code to find where you can get help in person or on the phone.

If you still need help, you can call our Customer Support Team on 01206 505855 who will explain what you need to do next.

Are you applying to the EU Settlement Scheme?

 

1. The first step is to verify your identity.

2. One of the ways you can do that is with the EU Exit: ID Document Check app.

 

 

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