Introduction

On 23 June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union in a referendum.

On 29 March 2017 the UK triggered Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon which started the process of withdrawal from the EU, commonly referred to as Brexit.

We have robust plans in place to ensure there is no disruption to the services we provide to our customers ahead of the Brexit deadline of 31 January 2020.

We have been sharing information with our local communities to ensure the businesses and people who are impacted by Brexit understand what they need to do.

If you are an EU national it is advisable to apply for Settled status as early as possible.

UK Nationals should check for changes if you are planning to travel to Europe after Brexit.

Somerset businesses will need to check how to trade with the EU, licences and permits for driving in the EU, what you need to do if you are involved in farming or fisheries and changes in your industry. You can find out more through the Somerset Chamber of Commerce website

Information about Brexit is available at www.gov.uk/brexit