The UK has left the EU, and the transition period comes to an end on 31 December 2020.
The EU (Future Relationship) Bill, has been passed, bringing the trade deal into UK law. This means that the UK and the EU can continue to trade without extra taxes being put on goods.
There will also be changes to how people travel between the EU and UK, and to the way they live and work.
Visit gov.uk/transition to find out what actions you, your family or your business need to take.
For a complete list of actions, answer a few questions about yourself, your family or business.
Changes for citizens
Travelling to the EU
Continue 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.
Staying in the UK if you’re an EU citizen
Check if you need to apply to the settlement scheme if you or your family are from the EU, or from Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.
If you would like in-person support in your home language, the Brexit Project from Southern Brooks is available to help.
Changes for businesses
The UK has left the EU and is leaving the EU single market and customs union. The end of the transition period will affect businesses that deal with Europe and you should take action now to prepare for guaranteed changes and new rules from 1 January 2021.
Businesses that import and export goods
From 1 January 2021 the process for importing and exporting goods will change. Find out what you need to do to continue to:
To support business preparations the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is hosting free webinars to help you check the new rules and understand the actions to take. You can register to attend a live webinar which will provide information on key actions for businesses in these sectors or view the webinars on demand.
Other useful sources of information for businesses
- InSouthGlos business update – sign up to receive the weekly newsletter
- Business West webpage: Trading Through Brexit
• West of England Growth Hub webpage: EU Transition
• FSB webpage: Brexit Guidance for Small Businesses
• British Chamber of Commerce webpage: Post-Transition Brexit Checklist