Brexit transition information for businesses and residents

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020 and the Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020.

The new rules on trade, travel and business for the UK and EU are now in place. Visit GOV.UK to check how the new rules affect you.

Business support

Businesses in Buckinghamshire are being supported during the transition by Buckinghamshire Business First.

They are providing access to the latest news, support and events on the Brexit transition which will help businesses to prepare for the new rules and regulations in January.

Book a chat with one of their business advisors:

Online: Buckinghamshire Business First
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01494 927 130

Information for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens

If you or your family are from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, and you would like to stay in the UK, you may need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

You do not need to apply to the settlement scheme if you have:

  • permanent residence or indefinite leave to remain
  • British or Irish citizenship (including dual citizenship)

You can contact the Home Office directly if you want to ask a question about applying for settled status.

Council preparations

We are continuously reviewing our business continuity plans for Brexit transition, including the minimisation of any effect on services in the event of a 'no deal' scenario. Work on this is coordinated by a 'task and finish group' who come together regularly to ensure that plans are kept up to date.

As part of the Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum, we also work with other local government, health and emergency services in the region to coordinate a suitable response in the event of a range of possible adverse situations and to ensure continuity of services to the local community.