EU transition

The Withdrawal Agreement

Now that the UK has left the EU, there will be new rules from Friday 1 January. You need to make yourself aware of how it could affect your business, family, and personal circumstances Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions.

You can also sign up for emails to get updates for what you need to do

Prepare your business for EU transition

Our Enterprising Barnsley service offers information and support to businesses around EU transition.

There’s also lots of information on GOV.UK to help you to understand how EU transition may affect your business and what you can do to get ready.

You need to act now if you’re:

Get the complete list of what you need to do you, your business and your family.

Planning for EU transition in Barnsley

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

Make sure you’re ready

Now that the UK has left the EU, there will be new rules from January 1st. Your business, family, and personal circumstances could be affected. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions

Information for residents

Staying in the UK if you’re an EU citizen

Continuing to live and work in an EU country after EU transition depends on the rules in that country.

You and your family usually need to apply to continue living in the UK after 31 December 2020 if you’re from any of the following the EU (except Ireland), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, or Norway. 

Find out more about applying to the settlement scheme.

Living and working in the EU

Living and working in an EU country after EU transition depends on the rules in that country.

You may need to register or apply for residency. You should check that you’re covered for healthcare.

You may also need to exchange your UK driving licence for a licence issued by the EU country where you live.

Check what you need to do to stay in the EU.

Keeping up to date

You can find lots of information about EU transition on GOV.UK.

You can also sign up to the government's email alert service to get the latest information.

Frequently asked questions

How is EU transition and COVID-19 alongside other incidents being managed?

The EU transition will be taking place in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other incidents typical in the winter months such as adverse weather.

All of these elements are included in our business continuity planning and any potential risks are reviewed on a regular basis.

How are you planning for EU transition?

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

How much has been spent on preparations and planning for EU transition?

Our current planning and preparatory work has mainly been undertaken within existing budgets so there’s been limited direct spend so far. To date £10,000 has been spent on delivering international trade training sessions for local businesses so they can gain an understanding of exporting arrangements, customs procedures and how EU transition may affect these.

How many extra members of staff have been hired to prepare for EU transition?

No additional people have currently been employed. The planning and preparation has been carried out within our existing resources.

Are you stockpiling goods to prepare for EU transition?

We are not, and not currently planning to, stockpile in relation to EU transition. We will, of course, be reviewing our services and supplies of goods and/or materials on a regular basis to look for any emerging risks.

How many care service providers have contacted you to warn you about issues with delivering their services, related to EU transition?

As of 7 October 2019 our social care commissioners have currently raised no concerns about delivering their services.

How will you deal with any risks to adult social care services?

We have a strategic risk register and strategy which enables us to monitor and mitigate key risks. EU transition is part of these and the risks are reviewed on a regular basis. We’re also an integral part of the South Yorkshire Resilience Forum looking at the impacts of EU transition on the region as a whole.

In addition, ADASS has been co-ordinating regional responses in terms of readiness of the Adult Social Care market regionally and nationally. We have been in regular contact with our local providers to share the latest information and to ensure providers have their own contingency planning in place.

How many training exercises were carried out by organisations involved in your Local Resilience Forum to help prepare for a no-deal EU transition?

We undertake a number of LRF exercises throughout the year which help prepare all agencies to deal with all forms of emergency or critical incidents. We have engaged with a number of regional exercises as well around EU transition to help share the learning.

How much extra funding did you receive to deal with and prepare for a no-deal EU transition?

We have received in the region of £300,000 in support of EU transition.