The UK has left the EU, the transition period has now come to an end and new rules are in place.

You can find further information for individuals and businesses, including UK nationals living in the EU and EU citizens living in the UK, on the Government website.



How will Brexit affect my business?

If you run a business in Plymouth, you might be concerned that Brexit will affect your trading.

You can read the advice and keep up to date on the new rules here.

We have a range of advice and materials to help business owners in Plymouth and support is available from our Economic Development team for any concerns you might have about your business.


Importing and exporting

If you import or export goods to the EU please ensure your business is prepared for Brexit and that you have all the correct paperwork and licences.

If you have concerns around importing or exporting food through our port, and want to ensure your business is compliant with legislation, you can find information and submit any queries on our Port Health page.


What is Brexit? How will it affect me?

The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016, this helpful guide explains what has happened since them and how Brexit might affect you and your family.

Travelling to the EU after Brexit

If you’re planning to travel to the EU after Brexit, you can find information on how you will need to prepare here.

I’m an EU citizen living in Plymouth, what does this mean for me?

We value the 11,000 EU citizens that live and work in Plymouth, and hope that you will apply for settled status and continue as residents of our city.

If you're an EU citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after June 2021. You can apply and find out more information here.

If you need help applying for settled status, you can contact Settled, a charity helping vulnerable EU citizens and their families with this process.

Returning to the UK

There is guidance available to help with the process of returning to the UK, please note that UK nationals will have six months of funded healthcare guaranteed if there is a no-deal Brexit.

Brexit in Plymouth

Reports on the impact of Brexit on Plymouth regularly go to our Brexit, Infrastructure and Legislative Change Overview Scrutiny Committee. Read the latest report or watch past committees.