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.
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.
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.
- Check the new rules from January 2021 and take action now
- Advice for businesses that import and export goods
- For support and advice for businesses locally, visit:
- Enterprise M3
- Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
- British Chamber of Commerce Brexit Hub
- Federation of Small Businesses
- Confederation of British Industry
- Institute of Directors
- Manufacturers Organisation
- National Farmers Union (NFU)
- Road Haulage Association
- Our business webpages also provide news, advice and information for employers and businesses in the borough.
Sign up for government email alerts on Brexit.
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Basingstoke Citizens Advice - 0300 3309 064
Tadley Citizens Advice - 03444 111 306
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