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Brexit and You

Find information on the Brexit process, information for residents and businesses, and the EU Settlement Scheme.


  • Where to find more information on Brexit
  • Applying to the EU Settlement Scheme

Brexit and you is your guide to all things Brexit, including:

  • the Brexit process- keep up to date with progress on Brexit and how Essex is preparing for Brexit
  • information for residents - living and working in the UK after Brexit, international travel and driving
  • information for businesses and employers - information for businesses and employers to help prepare for Brexit
  • 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 and you preparation and information

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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