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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.

The current legal position is that the UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October 2019. If the Government doesn’t make a withdrawal agreement with the EU (a no-deal Brexit) it is unclear how this would affect the existing arrangements between the UK and the rest of the EU.

What we are doing to minimise the impact of a no-deal Brexit

  • We are working to make sure that there will not be a disruption to the services we deliver.
  • We are working with regional and local partners to make sure we are as prepared as we can be.
  • Our emergency systems and contingency arrangements are under constant review and are being tested.

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.