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EU Exit

15 October 2019

Leaving the EU means a number of changes that will affect individuals and businesses.

The UK government has published advice online, with a dedicated website titled ‘Get ready for Brexit on 31st October 2019’ which can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/brexit. The website provides guidance on several issues, including:

  • Preparing your business for Brexit
  • Visiting the EU after Brexit
  • Living and working in the EU
  • Staying in the UK if you’re an EU citizen

Continuing to live in the UK after it leaves the EU

The UK government has reached agreements to protect the rights of those living in the UK who are from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

These agreements mean that most citizens from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland will need to apply to stay in the UK through the EU Settlement Scheme. They can then continue to live, work and study here as they do now.

If this will apply to you, please use the tool on the UK government website to get more information on what to do, and when. The tool can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/staying-uk-eu-citizen.

Community Support

Charities and voluntary organisations across the UK are being funded to provide help and information to vulnerable citizens applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Practical support is available for a range of needs including disabled people, those with severe mental health conditions, victims of human trafficking or domestic abuse, those without a permanent address and those who are elderly or isolated.

To find the nearest location where you can get help, please visit https://www.gov.uk/help-eu-settlement-scheme and enter your postcode.