The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. The UK is now in a transition period, during which it operates as if it were in the EU. The transition period ended on 31 December 2020. During that time, the EU and the UK worked together and agreed their future relationship.

Leaving the EU will affect almost all residents and businesses in some way, and not just the 66,000 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 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. You must apply to the scheme by 30 June 2021.

Apply to the EU Settlement scheme now

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


All future events will be held online.

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 26-Feb-2021