Get ready for Brexit

Advice and guidance for residents and businesss on the UK's exit from the EU.

Prepare for UK to leave the EU

Get ready for Brexit

The government has published advice and information about how individuals and businesses can prepare for Brexit. This includes a checklist of what you need to do before the UK leaves the EU.

Check what you need to do*

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Local Businesses

UK Businesses can now apply for a grant from the Business Readiness Fund to help prepare for Brexit.

Apply for a Brexit business grant*

Grants are also available if your business completes customs declarations.

Apply for a customs declaration grant*

Two videos have been produced giving advice for trading with the EU in the event of a no deal Brexit.

Find out more about trading with the EU in a no deal Brexit*

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EU Citizens' rights

If you are an EU citizen, then the Settlement Scheme allows you and your close family members to continue to live and work in the UK after Brexit. Registration under the scheme will mean that you will remain eligible for:

  • Public services, such as healthcare and schools
  • Public funds and pensions
  • British citizenship, if you want to apply and meet the requirements.

How to apply

This video from by the Home Office explains the two ways of applying for the EU Settlement Scheme.

Using the app

This video by the Home Office gives some tips on applying via the app.

There is an Assisted Digital service for anyone who does not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete the EU Settlement Scheme form.

You will need to register under the scheme by 30 June 2021. 

The Government publishes guidance on leaving the EU online. You can also sign-up to e-mail updates to receive notifications.