The United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) have agreed a "flexible extension" of the Brexit process until 31 January 2020. The extension can be terminated if a withdrawal deal is agreed.
We are working on local and regional planning for leaving the EU. Telford & Wrekin Council is part of the West Mercia Local Resilience Forum, a multi-agency forum made up of Police, Fire, Ambulance, NHS, Local Authorities, Environment Agency and others.
On this page, you will find a wealth of information and guidance, provided by central government, for both residents and businesses that relate to civil resilience, environmental health, licensing and trading standards.
Please click on the following headings to reveal more information.
UK nationals living in the EU
There is a large amount of information provided on the Government's Website to help you prepare and understand how leaving the EU might affect you or your family.
- work - includes workplace rights and working in the EU
- going and being abroad - includes passports, foreign travel advice, pet travel and mobile roaming fees
- transport - includes driving licences, vehicle insurance and flying to 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+ (EU programme for education, training, youth and sport).
Further Information on how to prepare:
- if you live in the UK
- if you are a EU citizen living in the UK
- Community Leaders Toolkit.
- guidance for UK Nationals living in the EU
- Irish citizens rights - Irish citizens do not need to apply under the Settlement Scheme. The Government have produced guidance stating that the rights enjoyed by British and Irish citizens under the Common Travel Area are protected after the UK leaves the EU.
The EU Settlement Scheme enables European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss citizens resident in the UK, and their family members, to get the status they will need to live and work in the UK after 30 June 2021 (or after 31 December 2020, if there is a no deal exit).
Applicants only need to complete three key steps:
- prove their identity
- show they live in the UK
- declare any criminal convictions.
It is designed to be as simple and straightforward as possible and will prove their right to work, housing and benefits in the UK.
An EEA citizen with permanent residence status who wishes to continue living in the UK after then will either need to apply to the scheme or, if they prefer and are eligible, apply for British citizenship.
Permanent residence is a status acquired under EU law whereas the scheme secures their status under UK law.
There are more than 80 locations where applicants can have their passport scanned and verified across the UK.
Assisted digital support is available at more than 300 locations, with a network of more than 65 tutors who provide in home support, and there is also a dedicated telephone advice and support service for the scheme.
EU settlement resolution centre
Dedicated telephone advice service with more than 1,500 staff who process EU Settlement Scheme applications. The Home Office has also translated communications materials into 26 languages. Alternative formats can be requested.
Telephone: 0300 123 7379
It makes sense for businesses to prepare for different Brexit scenarios. For advice for your business, just answer a few short questions on the Government's business readiness website to help understand how leaving the EU may affect your business and what you can do to get ready.
Brexit business readiness events
The Government has recently announced a series of free UK-wide Brexit business readiness events
Advisers from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; the Home Office; HMRC; the Department for International Trade and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs will be on hand to advise what actions businesses will need to take to prepare for a no-deal Brexit.
For more information please visit the GOV.UK website.
Brexit preparedness workshops
The Department for International Trade is running a series of events to help exporters get ready for Brexit. For more information please visit the Get Ready for Brexit website.
Get ready for Brexit webinars
HMRC is running webinars that will provide an overview of what UK businesses need to do to keep importing and exporting goods between the UK and EU. For more information please visit HM Revenue and Customs - Get Ready for Brexit website.
The Government has published an update to the UK’s temporary tariff regime if we leave the EU without a deal. For more information please visit the GOV.UK website.
No deal guidance for digital, culture, media and sport sector
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has published several guides for preparing for a no deal Brexit for DCMS sectors. For more information please visit the GOV.UK website.
Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and the Government offer information around Brexit to support businesses:
- how to prepare your business for leaving the EU
- Business Brexit Checklist
- Marches Business Brexit Toolkit
- Small Business Brexit Pack.
There is lots of information of the Governments Website to help you prepare and understand the impact of Brexit on your business:
- information for your employees
- importing, exporting and transporting
- operating in the EU
- regulation and standards for products and goods
- using personal data
- European and domestic funding
- intellectual property
- energy and climate
- public sector procurement
- HM Revenue & Customs has updated guidance on importing goods using transitional simplified procedures in a no-deal Brexit
- HM Revenue & Customs has updated their information videos for traders in a no-deal Brexit
- HM Revenue & Customs has updated their impact assessment for the movement of goods if the UK leaves the EU without a deal
- The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and UK Research and Innovation has updated guidance on Horizon 2020 funding after Brexit.
- prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU
- labelling tobacco products and e-cigarettes if there's no Brexit deal
- producing and processing organic food if there's no Brexit deal
- control on persistent organic pollutants if there's no Brexit deal
- food and drink labelling changes if there's a no-deal Brexit.
- Patient information around continuity of medicines supply.
- The Department of Health and Social Care had issued guidance on three government services that supply businesses can use to keep medical products flowing into the UK if there is disruption following Brexit.
- The Veterinary Medicines Directorate and National Office of Animal Health have issued a joint statement on the availability of veterinary medicines after Brexit.
- exporting GM food and animal feed products if there's no Brexit deal
- exporting objects of cultural interest if there's no Brexit deal
- flowcharts for import and export processes after Brexit
- exporting excise goods to the EU in a no-deal Brexit
- importing excise goods from the EU in a no-deal Brexit
- exporting using the Common Transit Convention to their traders guidance
- bringing goods to the UK from the EU through roll-on/roll-off ports
- letter to EU - only traders about auto-enrolment to Transitional Simplified Procedures – October 2019.
- copyright if there's no Brexit deal
- exhaustion of intellectual property rights if there's no Brexit deal
- merger review and anti-competitive activity if there's no Brexit deal
- patents if there's no Brexit deal
- trade marks and designs if there's no Brexit deal
- Guidance on the impact copyright changes after Brexit will have on UK right holders, businesses, cultural heritage institutions and consumers after Brexit has been issued.
- GOV.UK - actions for adult social care providers to prepare for Brexit
- No deal preparations for Local Authority Children's Services.
- Shropshire Partners in Care Brexit Planning.
- Advice to local authority children’s services in England had been updated to include food allergy advice local authorities should follow when making changes to school menus or substituting food products.
The latest, comprehensive advice remains the published guidance for all schools, available on the GOV.UK website.
Medicines and medical products
Schools Government Contact
- If you are representing a school and you have any questions while preparing for Brexit, please contact the Department directly on the GOV.UK website.
Higher Education Sector
- Cabinet Office
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
- Department of Education
- Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Department of Exiting the European Union
- Department for International Trade
- Department for Transport
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- HM Revenue and Customs
- Home Office
- Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Last updated: 1.44pm on Tuesday 29 October 2019