Essential Website Maintenance – Thursday 9th January 2020

We will be carrying out essential website maintenance in the afternoon which will affect some functionality. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience the work may cause and will do all we can to keep disruption to an absolute minimum.
Home News Brexit Leaving the European Union (Brexit)

Leaving the European Union (Brexit)


Summary (optional)
This page provides links to useful information, tools and support.
start content

Guidance for individuals and families

The government has made available a collection of guidance on Brexit for individuals and families which includes advice for UK and EU citizens on travelling, working and studying both in the UK and EU.

This includes guidance recently published by the Department for Transport (DfT) on steps people need to take when travelling to Europe for work.

Individuals and families can also use the Brexit Checker tool on GOV.UK, which will provide a personalised list of the most up to date actions that people need to take.

Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/brexit-guidance-for-individuals-and-families

https://www.gov.uk/visit-eu-switzerland-norway-iceland-liechtenstein/business-travel-extra-requirements

Checker tool: https://www.gov.uk/brexit

EU Settlement Scheme

The deadline for most people to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme was 30 June 2021.

If you or your family are from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you can still apply if you or a family member were living in the UK by 31 December 2020. You must also either:

  • meet one of the criteria for a later deadline to apply
  • have ‘reasonable grounds’ for not applying by 30 June 2021


More information at: Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Information for businesses

Changes will affect businesses across the UK. Regardless of your business size or sector, you will need to comply with these new rules from 1 January 2021.

To find out what you need to do:


UK Government website: Employer toolkit with tools and information for employers to support EU citizens and their families to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Consultation on the customs system

On 7 February 2022, the UK government published a call for evidence inviting businesses, traders, and the public to feedback on the customs system.

Over a twelve-week period, HM Revenue and Customs and HM Treasury will be asking businesses to share their thoughts and get involved in helping to shape long-term customs policy. The government will be asking businesses and the border industry for their suggestions on:

• improvements to help traders access a quality customs intermediary sector
• how the benefits of the Simplified Customs Declarations Process can be expanded
• how the transit facilitation can be improved

The call for evidence closes on 2 May 2022.

Announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/businesses-encouraged-to-have-their-say-on-future-of-customs

Consultation: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/call-for-evidence-an-independent-customs-regime

Useful links:

In this section

Drag side panels here (optional)
end content