People and communities Brexit guidance

The transition period for the UK leaving the European Union ended on 31 December 2020. New rules now apply to things like travel and doing business with Europe.

The government has created a tool that allows you to get a personalised list of actions for you, your family, and your business.

For information specific to our region, the Great Manchester Combined Authority has further advice.


The government has advised that all non-UK EU citizens must apply for the EU Settlement Scheme to ensure their rights are protected.

The deadline has now passed for applications, but in some cases you can still apply. Find out if you can still apply.

Sign up to receive email updates on the EU Settlement Scheme.

The Citizens Advice Bureau can also give further advice.


There are new rules for doing business with the EU. A Business Support Helpline can help you identify the actions you need to take - call 0800 998 1098.

The government has issued guidance on the following:

The Business Growth Hub has a dedicated website offering guidance, including: 

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce can also give advice, including: 


Manchester has tens of thousands of EU citizens living, working and studying in the city. We want everyone that lives here to continue to feel welcome and to have their rights protected.

Manchester’s great strength is its diversity. 

We are proud of what has been achieved by our communities and, as our Equality Objectives 2016-20 report says, we aim to maintain and build on our city’s openness.

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