Prepare for EU Exit
The United Kingdom (UK) is leaving the European Union (EU). Leaving the EU means a number of changes that will affect businesses, organisations and individual citizens.
Advice and guidance is available on all parts of the exit from the EU (known as Brexit) via the Gov.uk website. Here we have highlighted some of the key links based on the questions that we have been asked.
Information about EU Exit including the article 50 process, negotiations, and announcements about policy changes as a result of EU Exit is available on Gov.uk – EU Exit.
Prepare for EU Exit if you live in the UK
For information on preparing for the EU Exit go to Gov.uk – Prepare for EU Exit.
- Going and being abroad (Includes passports, foreign travel advice, pet travel and mobile roaming fees)
- Work (Includes workplace rights and working in the EU)
- Transport (Includes driving licences, vehicle insurance and flying to the EU)
- Environment (Includes environmental standards and food labels)
- Business and industry (Includes consumer rights, banking and selling online)
- Education, training and skills (Includes studying abroad and Erasmus+)
Prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU
To help prepare your business for the EU Exit go to Gov.uk – Prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU.
Importing or exporting? Get your business ready to export from the UK to the EU after Brexit: step by step guides on how to export goods from the UK to the EU after Brexit, how to import, and how to transport goods.
EORI: HMRC have published an EORI mythbuster to answer questions about UK and EU EORI numbers and who needs them.
Haulier advice: DfT have published their haulier reference guide for haulier managers and
Additional guidance is available on Gov.uk – Find EU Exit guidance for your business.
Business readiness fund: The Government has announced a Business Readiness Fund to help UK businesses prepare for a no-deal Brexit.
The grants are for £25,000 and over. You can use the grant for things like:
- producing advice packs
- running events, training courses and webinars
Organisations that can apply include:
- chambers of commerce
- chartered institutes
- professional bodies
- trade associations
- groups of organisations – you must appoint a lead organisation to deliver the project
For further information visit the Government’s Brexit Business Grants page.
Transport and driving
If you need guidance on transport go to Gov.uk – EU Exit guidance for transport.
Your rights and how to apply for settled and pre-settled status
If you are an EU citizen or a family member of an EU citizen, you will may need to apply if you want to stay in the UK after 30 June 2021. This includes if you are married to a British citizen. For more information on this process go to Gov.uk – Settled status for EU citizens and families.
Use our android app to prove your identity
If you are applying for settled or pre-settled status and you are not able to access an android app to prove your identity, you can book an appointment with us to help you do this part of your application. We can use the app to scan your document details and take your photo, saving you time entering the details into the form.
The fee for this service is £14. The fee must be paid at the time of booking and is non-refundable. To book an appointment please contact the Register Office, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes on 01472 326295 option 3.
You will need to bring your current valid biometric EU, EEA or Swiss passport, or a valid Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) for family members of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen. You will also need a mobile phone that can receive text messages or a device that can receive email.
Guidance for industry and organisations involved in health and care about contingency plans for a no-deal exit from the EU is available at Gov.uk – Planning for a no deal EU Exit for the health and care sector.