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Brexit advice and information

As someone who lives or works in the Cotswolds, you may wish to understand what Brexit could mean for you.

We have carried out a detailed risk assessment of the potential impacts of Brexit:

Leaving the EU means there will be changes that will affect businesses and individual citizens. The government's Prepare for EU Exit website gives information on how to prepare and the steps you may need to take.

EU Settlement Scheme

Advice for residents

Advice for businesses and employers

The EU Settlement Scheme allows your employees and their close family members to continue to live and work in the UK after Brexit.

Using the scheme will mean that they are eligible for public services, such as healthcare and schools, public funds and pensions and British citizenship, if they want to apply and meet the requirements.

The government's employer toolkit contains a range of ready to use leaflets and posters to help explain the scheme to your employees.

General advice for businesses, local authorities and the voluntary and community sector

Advice for businesses

Information about how businesses should prepare

Information Commissioner's Office guidance on data protection.

Advice for local authorities 

The government has published guidance for local government Brexit preparedness. This includes advice on:

  • statutory services
  • regulatory services
  • border areas
  • supply chains
  • data handling
  • local partnership working
  • communications
  • regional and local growth

Advice for the voluntary and community sector

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has Brexit guidance and resources for voluntary and community organisations.