North East Lincolnshire Council

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 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 – EU Exit.

Prepare for EU Exit if you live in the UK

For information on preparing for the EU Exit go to – Prepare for EU Exit.

Prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU

To help prepare your business for the EU Exit go to – 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.

Export from the UK to the EU after Brexit

Import from the EU to the UK after Brexit

Transport goods from UK by road

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 – 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 – 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 – 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.

EU Settlement Scheme Privacy Policy (PDF)

Terms and conditions for EU Settlement Scheme (PDF)


Guidance for industry and organisations involved in health and care about contingency plans for a no-deal exit from the EU is available at – Planning for a no deal EU Exit for the health and care sector.