Preparing for the EU Exit

Preparing for the EU Exit

Information and guidance about the EU exit.

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The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union (EU).

Leaving the EU will mean a number of changes that will affect businesses, citizens, EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU.

To find the latest guidance and information on what these changes are, how they could affect you, and what steps you can take to prepare, visit the Government's EU Exit webpage. (Opens in a New Window)

Potential Impact on Broxtowe

The Council has been working to identify the potential impact of Brexit to services that we deliver and the Borough of Broxtowe.

If required, there are contingency plans in place to manage any potential disruption to the provision of our services to the local community.

We are working with partner organisations to prepare for the potential impact and is taking part in regular strategic, tactical and operational discussions at a regional level. We are also working with Citizens Advice Broxtowe to support EU citizens living in the Borough.

Guidance For Individuals

You may wish to find out more about what Brexit means for you.

Guidance from the UK Government includes:

  • Visiting Europe after Brexit – which includes passports, driving and travel, EHIC cards, pets and mobile roaming fees
  • Work – includes workplace rights and working in the EU
  • Environment –  includes environmental standards and food labels
  • Business and Industry – includes consumer rights, banking and selling online
  • Education, training and skills – includes studying abroad and Erasmus+

View Guidance for UK Citizens (Opens in a New Window)

View Guidance for EU Citizens living in the UK (Opens in a New Window)

View Guidance for UK Nationals in the EU (Opens in a New Window)

Settled Status

If you are an EU citizen living in Broxtowe, you may need to apply to stay in the UK. The government has an online tool to show you what you need to do.

Find more information for EU citizens living in the UK and access the government's online tool. (Opens in a New Window)

You can get Assisted Digital Support (Opens in a New Window) to use the EU Settlement Scheme online application form if you’re in the UK and do not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete the form.

The Council is also working with Citizens Advice Broxtowe to support residents as part of the resettlement scheme.

Guidance for Businesses

If you run a business in Broxtowe, there may be some steps you want to take to prepare for Brexit.

Even if your organisation does not have an up-to-date business continuity plan, it’s essential that you run through business continuity processes in the run-up to Brexit.

Any consideration of business continuity should focus on any likely disruption and potential congestion that could result from Britain leaving the EU with no deal.

  • Check your business continuity plans to mitigate possible disruption.
  • Consider any risks to your supply chains.
  • Consider any changes to tariffs and arrangements for export and imports of goods and services.
  • Make contingency plans for keeping your business operating.

Find more information for preparing your business or organisation for EU Exit. (Opens in a New Window)

After Brexit, every business will need an EORI to move goods into and out of the EU. 

Get your EORI number online (Opens in a New Window)

View the Federation of Small Businesses Small Business Brexit Pack. (Opens in a New Window)

View the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce advice for businesses (Opens in a New Window)

View the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership Brexit Resources (Opens in a New Window)

If you would like to discuss how Brexit will affect your business in more detail with regards to Trading Standards, please get in touch with your normal Primary Authority contact officer or contact the Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards team on or call 0115 804 2912

Citizens Advice
tel: 0300 456 8369
Customer Services
tel: 0115 917 7777