The UK-EU Future Relationship

Information to support residents and businesses during the negotiation period between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU).

Process and Planning 

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 at 11 pm UK time. The transition (or implementation) period in the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) was conceived as a bridging period while the UK and the EU negotiate a new relationship. It will last until 31 December 2020 unless both sides agree to an extension to complete negotiations. 

Alongside the WA in October 2019, the UK and the EU agreed a Political Declaration (PD) setting out the framework for the future relationship between the two. The Government’s vision for the UK’s future relationship with the EU was further set out in the Prime Minister’s speech in Greenwich on 3 February 2020 and his Written Ministerial Statement on the same day.

Also on 3 February the European Commission set out its recommendation for a European Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the UK.

The European Council published its negotiating directives to the Commission on 25 February and the UK published its approach to negotiations on 27 February.


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.

A list of organisations funded to provide support to vulnerable and at risk EU citizens applying to the EU Settlement Scheme can be found at

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: 21 April 2020 10:52:03