Brexit support and advice
Last Updated: 15 October 2019
The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union (EU).
Leaving the EU will mean a number of changes that will affect businesses, citizens, EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU.
To find the latest guidance and information on what these changes are, how they could affect you, and what steps you can take to prepare, please see the latest advice on the national Government website:
- Prepare for Brexit (GOV.UK link)
- Brexit Readiness report (Gov.UK link)
You can also find some useful links and information below. These pages will be kept up to date to provide you with the latest guidance, advice and links to further information on the potential impact of leaving the EU.
Potential impact on Nottinghamshire
The Council has been working to identify the potential impact of Brexit to services that we deliver and the county of Nottinghamshire.
If required, there are contingency plans in place to manage any potential disruption to the provision of its services to the local community.
We are working with partner organisations to prepare for the potential impact and is taking part in regular strategic, tactical and operational discussions at a regional level.
Advice for businesses
Even if your organisation does not have an up-to-date business continuity plan, it’s essential that you run through business continuity processes in the run-up to Brexit.
Any consideration of business continuity should focus on any likely disruption that could result from Britain leaving the EU with no deal.
- check your business continuity plans to mitigate possible disruption
- consider any risks to your supply chains
- consider any changes to tariffs and arrangements for export and imports of goods and services
- make contingency plans for keeping your business operating.
Leaving the EU means your business may need to prepare for change.
Further help and advice can be found from the following organisations:
- The National Government have detailed information and advice about how to prepare your business for EU Exit: Prepare your business or organisation for Brexit
- The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce - who have created a checklist to ensure your business can prepare for changes
- D2N2, The Local Enterprise Partership for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, who have created a resource for businesses around Brexit
- Our Trading Standards team can advise on Brexit and your products and services, including changes to new UK conformity marks.
Guidance for individuals
The UK Government has published information to assist individuals prepare for EU Exit. The information covers:
- visiting Europe after Brexit – which includes passports, driving and travel, EHIC cards, pets and mobile roaming fees
- work – includes workplace rights and working in 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+
There is different guidance available for EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU.
Settled Status: Continue to live in the UK after it leaves the EU
If you are an EU citizen, find out more about the EU Settlement Scheme, including how and when you need to apply by visiting the GOV.UK pages: EU citizens in the UK.
You can get Assisted Digital support to use the EU Settlement Scheme online application form if you’re in the UK and do not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete the form. An Assisted Digital tutor can also visit you at home to help you complete your application.
Keeping you informed
We will keep Nottinghamshire residents informed of any impact leaving the EU will have on our services and the wider county.
This web page will be kept up to date with the latest information and links to other key agencies.
Where appropriate, we will also issue information through the local press, our business networks and social media channels.