Guidance and information on Brexit

This page helps residents and businesses to find useful information about Brexit and what it could mean for you. The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and there are new rules from 1 January 2021.

Advice for residents

The EU Settlement Scheme

If you’re an EU, EEA (European Economic Area) or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. The EEA includes the EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Find out more information and advice on what the EU Settlement Scheme means for you on the GOV.UK website.

For more information and support locally go to our EU Settlement Scheme page which includes how to claim and where to get help with your application.

Guidance for UK nationals living in the EU

Find out further information on the rights and status of UK nationals living in the European Union, European Economic Area (EEA) and European Free Trade Area (EFTA), and Switzerland by reading the Government's advice for UK nationals.

Check the guidance for the country you are living in.

Guidance for EU citizens living in the UK

The UK government has reached an agreement with the EU that will protect the rights of EU citizens and their family members living in the UK. It has also reached an agreement with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, and a separate agreement with Switzerland. Use the Government's guidance tool to find out what to do and when.

Useful links

For further guidance, visit guidance on the changes from the end of the transition period. This provides information on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Travelling to the EU.
  • Staying in the UK if you are an EU citizen.
  • Continue living and working in the EU.

Our community pages contain other useful information.

Advice for business and employers

The EU Settlement Scheme

The employer toolkit gives employers information to support EU citizens and families in applying under the scheme.

Useful links

There are a number of websites providing advice and information to businesses about Brexit and preparing for Brexit. The following support for businesses is available.

Further information

Sign up for government email alerts on Brexit.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice offers free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone, regardless of their circumstances or who they are. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

Free advice is given on many subjects including employment, discrimination, benefits, tax credits, relationships, debt and housing.

For telephone advice please call:

Basingstoke Citizens Advice - 0300 3309 064

Tadley Citizens Advice - 03444 111 306

Website: Citizens Advice website

Find out more about our Brexit preparations

Contact us

  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    Basingstoke
    RG21 4AH
  • Opening hours
    Monday to Friday
    8.30am to 4.30pm
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