The UK left the European Union on January 31, 2020, and the transition period ended on December 31, with changes coming into effect from January 1, 2021.
It is important that citizens and businesses prepare for change and national advice and guidance is available at: www.gov.uk/transition
EU citizens and their family members are being encouraged to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK when it leaves the EU. Applications are free and the scheme is open until June 30, 2021. Settled status for EU citizens will guarantee access to:
- public services, such as healthcare and education
- public funds and pensions
- British citizenship (which can be applied for at a later date)
Local support can be found using this post code checker.
Visit Wolves in Business for information.
There may be changes to how businesses trade with the EU so it is important to check Government guidance. HMRC have extended the deadline for businesses to apply for customs support funding to January 31, 2021. Read more about import controls.
Travelling to the EU
After the end of the transition period, on January 1, 2021, things may change for UK citizens travelling to the EU, whether mobile roaming fees, driving or travelling with pets. Check Government guidance before making your travel plans.
Buying things from Europe
Information around possible changes to consumer rights, making payments, and buying package holidays. Check Government guidance for latest updates.
Studying in the EU after Brexit
UK citizens no longer have an automatic right to study within the EU 27 nations. Guidance is available for those who are considering studying in the EU.