The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and has now entered an 11-month transition period. During this period the UK effectively remains in the EU's customs union and single market and continues to obey EU rules. However, it is no longer part of the political institutions. So, for example, there are no longer any British MEPs in the European Parliament. The BBC website has a useful 'all you need to know' page with key dates and background to Brexit.
The council is preparing for Brexit and its potential impact on the county. However it is important that our citizens and businesses are also prepared for the end of the transition period.
The following links give useful information about the UK's exit from the European Union and how it may affect people and businesses in Scotland.
Scottish Government EU exit information - this site gives information on various topics including:
- EU exit, what you need to know
- Civil rights
- EU citizens living in Scotland
- Financial services
- Forestry in Scotland
- Justice and security
- Welfare and finances
- EU funding guarantee
- Health and social care
- Public bodies
- Visiting Scotland
- Family, civil and commercial disputes involved EU countries
- Food and drink
Information in EU languages
For information in European languages visit the Scottish Government's European translations: public information on EU Exit page
For information on living in Scotland after EU exit, visit the Scottish Government's EU citizens page.
Local businesses are being encouraged to prepare for Brexit as it may impact on the way businesses operate beyond the exit date. If you are a local business, our Business Angus website has lots of information, including a useful toolkit to help you prepare. For exporting businesses the pages on the gov.uk site give more information. Scottish Enterprise also has information for businesses and a step by step guide on its Prepare for Brexit pages.