What we are doing to plan for the UK leaving the European Union
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.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) contacted local authorities on 6 August asking them to designate a Brexit Lead Officer and set up a team, which is equipped to support the delivery of Brexit, ready for the period around 31 October 2019.
Our Brexit Team is now in place and they are working closely with the local District Councils and partners to prepare for Brexit.
We are continuing to work with the Government to help clarify the situation and share relevant information with our key stakeholders.
Email the Brexit Team – BrexitTeam@somerset.gov.uk
The UK’s exit from the EU, “Brexit”, will mean that European (EU, EEA and Swiss) nationals living in the UK will need to make an application to the Home Office to continue their residence in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme.
You can find more information, advice and how to apply for settled and pre-settled status on the Diversity Voice website.
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