After 31 January 2020 there will be a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.

The current rules on trade, travel and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.

You, your family or your business can take some actions now to prepare for 2021.

Advice for residents

The Council is working closely with partners and the Government to understand the various challenges and to identify opportunities for local people and address risks if they arise.

Below are actions you can take immediately to make sure you are prepared.

EU Citizen

Are you a European Union Citizen and want to remain in the UK? Visit staying in the UK as an EU citizen to apply.

To find out how to protect your rights in the UK after 31 December 2020, visit the EU Settlement Scheme.


For advice and guidance to help you prepare see: GOV.UK Get Ready for Brexit

For Information on medical supply issues and concerns see: NHS Getting your medicines if there's a no-deal Brexit

Support for businesses

Find out how Brexit might affect businesses and how to access local support.

Government advice

Use this tool: GOV.UK Prepare your business or organisation for Brexit to find out:

  • what your business or organisation may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU
  • what's changing in your industry
  • information about specific rules and regulations
  • how to support any EU citizens you employ

Local support

The following organisations offer support to help businesses prepare for Brexit.

The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has information on: Preparing for Brexit

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has created a small business Brexit pack

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership has guidance on a range of issues, including customs, taxation and contracts.