The UK is now in a transition period until the end of 2020 while it negotiates with the EU additional arrangements.
The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.
New rules will take effect on 1 January 2021. There are things that everyone can do to prepare for this.
EU Settlement Scheme - Continue to live in the UK after it leaves the EU
If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status.
You may be able to stay in the UK without applying - for example, if you’re an Irish citizen or have indefinite leave to remain.
The EU Settlement Scheme is open. You can apply now if you meet the criteria.
The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021.
Which status you get may depend on when you apply.
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, you will need to be living in the UK before it leaves the EU to apply. The deadline for applying will be 31 December 2020.
From 1 January 2021, you will need to make customs declarations to move goods into and out of the EU. You should:
- get an EORI number if you do not already have one
- decide how you want to make customs declarations and whether you need to get someone to deal with customs for you.
The following sites may be of use to Warwickshire businesses:
- Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce – business Brexit toolkit
- Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce - Brexit briefing webinars
- Coventry and Warwickshire LEP – Brexit guidance and business support
- Brexit health check for businesses
- Department for International Trade - Brexit workshops
Travelling to the EU
You can continue to travel to the EU as usual during the transition period.
From 1 January 2021, there will be new rules to travel to the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Liechtenstein.
Living and working in the EU
Living and working in an EU country depends on the rules in that country.
You may need to register or apply for residency. You should check that you’re covered for healthcare.
You may also need to exchange your UK driving licence for a licence issued by the EU country where you live.
The community leaders toolkit equips community groups with the right tools and information to support EU citizens and their families to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.