UK Relationship with European Union (EU)

Information to support residents and businesses relating to the new relationship between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU). Includes details of the EU Settlement Scheme.


On 24th December 2020, the UK signed a Trade and Co-operation Agreement with the EU. This came into effect on 1st January 2021, and may have implications for some residents and businesses in Doncaster.

Information for residents

There’s lots of information on the Government’s website to help you to understand how leaving the EU may affect you and your family.



EU citizens' rights

If you’re an EU citizen, the Settlement Scheme allows you and your close family members to continue to live and work in the UK after the EU exit. 

A list of organisations funded to provide support to vulnerable and at risk EU citizens applying to the EU Settlement Scheme can be found by visiting the webpage: EU Settlement Scheme: community support for vulnerable citizens

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.

Guidance for UK nationals living in the EU

Read information on the rights and status of UK nationals living in the European Union, European Economic Area (EEA) and European Free Trade Area (EFTA), and Switzerland.

Information for businesses

Doncaster Chamber offers information and support to Doncaster businesses on the new trading and co-operation relationship with the EU

There’s also lots of information on the Government’s website to help you to understand how leaving the EU may affect your business.

The section includes:

Business and Industry

Environment  - includes environmental standards and food labels

Public Sector Procurement


The Food Standards Agency and Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have changed the system for certifying food goods and animals.    Further advice can be found at:

If you are thinking about investing in Doncaster or growing your company there is helpful advice at:
Last updated: 14 July 2021 14:09:17