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About Brexit

Get an overview on the UK leaving the European Union.

Following the 2016 referendum and the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU), it has been very uncertain what this might mean for Lewisham – including the future rights for at least 23,000 people from other EU countries who live in the borough.

At present, the UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October 2019 (or before if parliament agree on a deal that is accepted by the EU). We will not know the full impact of exiting the European Union until any withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU is approved by Parliament.

Everyone’s circumstances vary and you should get advice about your particular circumstances – ideally independent legal advice – and regularly check the Government website and other relevant websites for updates.