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Preparing for Brexit


Brexit will result in a number of changes that impact on people and business in Staffordshire.  With so much information available on Brexit, in can be difficult to understand how it will affect you, and how people and businesses can prepare for it.

Information if you live in the UK

Our relationship with the EU may change significantly after Brexit.  The government has a special webpage that covers all of the information you will need for travelling, working and learning in the EU post-Brexit.

Prepare for EU Exit if you live in the UK

Information for EU citizens living in the UK

If you are 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 after 30 June 2021.

EU Settlement Scheme

What ‘settled’ and ‘pre-settled’ status means

Community Groups

The government has produced a toolkit for community leaders, which gives groups the right tools and information to support EU citizens and their families.

Community leaders toolkit

Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce

Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce has developed the Bresilience website where you'll find information, resources and a detailed checklist to help them consider the changes to their firms under Brexit. The website is a resource with the latest news and details to help you plan your international business needs post-Brexit.

Find out more

Federation of Small Businesses: Small Business Brexit Pack

The Federation of Small Businesses has provided an introduction pack about what smaller businesses should be thinking about by setting out some of the possible scenarios as a result of Brexit.

The UK business organisation representing SMEs has the responsibility to help small businesses:

a)    Understand the withdrawal agreement including EU Commission and UK Government ‘backstop’ propositions to avoid a hard border on the Island of Ireland;

b)     Understand the range of ‘end state’ scenarios that are possible including:

  • No deal (with no transition period)
  • Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  • Association Agreement (Chequers)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA) / Switzerland

c)     Prepare for the scenario that would cause the most disruption to the business continuity of small businesses in the short to medium term.

Find out more.

GOV.UK: Prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU

The GOV.UK website provides public sector information which has a quick, simple questionnaire to provide guidance relevant to your business. Through the use of the website, you’ll be able to find out:

  • What your business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU
  • What’s changing in your industry
  • Information on specific rules and regulations

Prepare your business for EU Exit

The government has also published the EU Exit Business Campaign Toolkit.


Last updated 19 March 2019

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