Exiting the EU

Information to support residents and businesses in preparation for the United Kingdom exiting the EU, more commonly known as 'Brexit'.

Brexit process and planning

The Withdrawal Agreement

The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed a “flexible extension” of the Brexit process until 31st October 2019. The extension can be terminated if a withdrawal deal is agreed.

The Government is proposing to leave the European Union (EU) on 31st October 2019, whether a deal is reached with the EU or not.   While efforts to reach an agreement with the EU continue through September and October, preparations are being made for a no-deal exit.    The council continues to work on EU exit preparations with key partners and respond to any indicators of any local impact of Brexit and forward plan.

In order to keep up to date with the latest updates, the Government publishes guidance on the EU exit online. You can sign up to email alerts to get notifications of updates.

Planning for the EU exit in Doncaster

We’re working on local and regional planning for leaving the EU. We’re part of the South Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum (LRF), a multi-agency partnership made up of representatives from local public services, including the emergency services, local authorities, the NHS, the Environment Agency and others.

Our LRF multi-agency Brexit planning group has assessed potential future risks for South Yorkshire from a No Deal Brexit based on the range of potential impacts as listed on the GOV.UK website (https://www.gov.uk/brexit).
Based on our risk assessment, we have refreshed some of our existing multi-agency contingency plans, and we have sought out additional information to support us in our role.   This summary document constitutes the publicly available information on South Yorkshire LRF’s multi-agency Brexit planning and preparedness.

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, and what you can do to get ready.

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. You can find out if you should use the scheme using an online tool. You'll need to register under the scheme by 30 June 2021. The scheme will open fully by 30 March 2019. You can sign up for email updates online.

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

Other Doncaster-specific information about Brexit

Information for businesses

Doncaster Chamber offers information and support to businesses around the EU exit.

There’s also lots of information on the Government’s website to help you to understand how leaving the EU may affect your business and what you can do to get ready.

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Last updated: 25 September 2019 15:52:03