EU Exit

The UK's exit from the EU on or before January 31 2020 will bring a number of changes that will affect businesses and individual residents.

Advice for residents

The government has published advice for EU citizens and their families living in the UK (external link) and UK nationals living in Europe (external link). You can also contact the government for information about the scheme on 0300 123 7379, seven days a week (8am to 8pm on weekdays and from 9:30am to 4:30pm at the weekend).

EU Settlement Scheme: If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK.

A step-by-step guide to staying in the UK (settled status) is available on the government's website.

Visiting Europe after Brexit

The government has also published Visiting the EU after Brexit (external link) advice on other things you may need to consider such as passports, driving and travel, EHIC cards, pets and mobile roaming fees.


The government has published advice for preparing your business or organisation for the UK leaving the EU (external link).

In addition the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce (external link) also has some helpful tip and guidance

To support local businesses and voluntary groups the Council is keen to understand the key issues the EU Exit is presenting across the Borough and will be undertaking a survey during September to capture the key points. We will also promote any events or information that will benefit businesses and voluntary groups.