The UK originally planned to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, but parliament did not agree on an exit process so the EU agreed the UK could continue their membership of the EU until May 2019 to give the UK time to agree an exit process. In April the UK asked for more time and the EU agreed an extension until 31 October 2019.

The current planned departure date is 31 October 2019, but Parliament has passed a law which says that the UK cannot leave the EU without a deal so, if the EU agree a further extension, the UK may leave the EU at a later date.

Despite the uncertainty, it is important that residents and businesses get ready for Brexit ahead of a possible departure date of 31 October 2019.

Leaving the EU will affect almost all residents and businesses in some way, and not just the 67,000 EU nationals who live in Brent, which is the highest number of any London borough. 

You can read what the council is doing to prepare in our Brent Council no deal Brexit risk assessment

EU Nationals

For EU nationals who plan to continue living and working in the UK the Government has introduced the EU settlement scheme. European residents who successfully register through the system will the keep the rights they have at the moment.

Apply to the EU Settlement scheme now

If you have any questions about the EU settlement scheme, please get in touch with us:

Public Meeting

The council is holding an event for anyone who want to find out more about what you need to do to get ready for Brexit. The event is on Thursday 26 September from 7-9pm in Brent Civic Centre. Book your place now:


Individuals and businesses

The Government's advice for individuals and businesses on issues such as travelling to European countries or transporting goods in or out of the EU after the UK has left the EU is now available at


Get ready for Brexit



Information correct at time of update: last updated 13-Sep-2019