The UK left the EU with an agreed deal on their future relationship.
The Welsh Government has welcomed the deal, from 1 January 2021, there will be changes that affect us all – from the way we do business to the way we travel. The Council has been taking practical steps and considering mitigations to ensure the continued delivery of services in Caerphilly.
A fundamental difference in our relations with the EU in 2021 as compared to 2020 is that we no longer participate in the free movement of people, goods, services and capital between the UK and the 27 Member States of the EU and consequently, face new barriers to trade in goods and services and to our rights to travel, live and work elsewhere in Europe.
The Welsh Government website provides advice for citizens, organisations and sectors across Wales and is being updated regularly, for more information please visit: https://gov.wales/preparing-wales
EU Settlement Scheme
If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and you were resident in the UK on or before 31 December 2020, you and your family must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.
Applications are free and the deadline for applying is 30 June 2021. Further information and support are available at: http://www.eusswales.com/en/index.html
The UK Government has created a Brexit Checker with advice for UK citizens planning to travel to the EU, this includes advice on passports, travel advice and pet travel.
Brexit - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Advice for businesses
The Welsh Government is working with businesses and organisations across Wales, to prepare and protect sustainable jobs and growth. The latest information and support can be found at: https://gov.wales/preparing-wales-brexit/business-and-economy