Renfrewshire Council

Brexit information

Brexit signpost Advice for EU citizens

Renfrewshire is home to many residents from different European Union (EU) countries that make an important contribution to our area. We hope that you feel that Renfrewshire is a safe and welcoming environment for all nationalities.

You will want to know as much as possible about what will happen when the UK plans to leave the EU (Brexit) so we will put all relevant information on this web page as it becomes available.

What do you need to know?

The MyGov website provides information and guidance to help you prepare for EU exit, including a 'no deal' situation. While not all information is available at this time, regular updates will be made to the site as new information becomes available.

EU Exit - What do I need to know?

Am I prepared for Brexit?

The UK Government website provides a step-by-step guide to preparing for Brexit for you and/or your business.

Find it here - Get Ready for Brexit

EU Settlement Scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme provides further details about how EU citizens and their families can obtain settled status in the UK.

Work to prepare within the council

Regular updates are being provided to our elected members on the preparations for any outcome by senior officers, including the Chief Executive, to address all arising issues.

Senior officers are meeting on a regular basis to analyse all risks associated with Brexit to ensure we are fully prepared for all outcomes of the process.

Latest Brexit update for Renfrewshire

Advice for businesses

We know many of our local businesses have employees who are EU citizens.

The UK and Scottish Governments have both provided useful guidance for businesses to help prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Both websites will raise your awareness of the risks, rewards and challenges of the new economic landscape by highlighting areas that you need to plan for. It will direct you to resources, advice, events and services to help you develop your plans.