Advice for citizens and business on exiting the European Union (Brexit)

Barnet is an incredibly diverse borough, and we are proud that over 30,000 EU citizens have chosen to live, work, and study in the borough. We recognise that residents, and business owners may be concerned about their future rights and opportunities following our exit from the EU. The purpose of this page is to provide signposting to useful information, advice, and guidance.

Please use this checker to find out what you, or your business will need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.

Advice for citizens on exiting the European Union

While the full impact of the UK exiting the European Union on businesses and EU Citizens living within the UK is unknown. EU citizens who have lived lawfully in the UK for five years will be eligible for settled status. Others will be able to apply for pre-settled status while they build up their five years of continuous residence. More information on the EU Settlement Scheme.

Additional information can be found at the links below:

Citizens Advice - Staying in the UK after Brexit

Local Government Association - Brexit

Advice for businesses on exiting the European Union

The Government has created a toolkit to support businesses prepare for leaving the EU; there is also an employer’s toolkit to help equip EU employees and their families to apply for the EU settlement scheme. For further information about the potential impact on businesses, and the support which is available, see the links below:

Confederation of British Industry - Campaigning for Change

Federation of Small Business - Brexit

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Updates

Institute of directors - Navigating Brexit

Brexit preparedness report

Read more about Barnet Council’s plans to prepare for Brexit. 

Download the Brexit preparedness report (PDF) that was presented to Policy and Resources Committee.