The EU exit and you

Brexit process and planning

The Withdrawal Agreement

As it stands the UK will leave the European Union at 11pm on 29 March 2019.

Keeping up to date

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 Barnsley

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.

The LRF has been planning to mitigate any disruption that may be caused by the EU exit.

Our media statements

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

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.

Prepare your business for the EU exit

Our Enterprising Barnsley service 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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