Get ready for Brexit

The UK and EU have agreed an exit deal

What happens next

Both the UK and the EU need to ratify the withdrawal agreement by 31 January 2020.

There will then be an implementation period until 31 December 2020 while the EU and UK negotiate new arrangements.

You, your family or your business can take some actions now to prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU.

What you can do now

Actions you can take now that do not depend on negotiations.

Preparing your business for Brexit

Check what you need to do if you:

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.

Check what you need to do to stay in the UK

Living and working in the EU

Living and working in an EU country after Brexit 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.

Check what you must do in the country where you live

All Brexit information

Browse all information related to Brexit:

  1. Services
  2. Guidance and regulation
  3. News and communications
  4. Research and statistics
  5. Policy papers and consultations
  6. Transparency and freedom of information releases

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Brexit Matters

In response to questions raised with me regarding Brexit I have sought clarity from a variety of sources including the Attorney General and the House of Commons Library, an impartial and independent body that provides detailed analysis to aide MPs in their Parliamentary duties.

News

Prepare your farming business for a no-deal Brexit

The UK will leave the EU on 31 October. This page tells you how to prepare for Brexit. It will be updated if anything changes, including if a deal is agreed.
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Derek to support motion for a general election

Last night I voted with the Government and Boris Johnson to keep a no deal Brexit on the table. I am not in favour of leaving the EU without a deal, but I believe that keeping that option open is a key part of our negotiations with Brussels.  

“No Deal” new business readiness fund

I recently received the following letter from Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, outlining a £10m fund available to businesses to help prepare for Brexit. Guidance and an online application form can be accessed here: