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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), there was uncertainty about what this might mean for Lewisham – including the future rights for at least 40,000 people from other EU countries who live in the borough.

The UK left the European Union at 11pm on Friday 31 January. And a trade deal was struck with the EU just before Christmas. Although this deal is still being refined, you can find information on how to apply for EUSS before the end of June. You can also find information for businesses who trade with, or wish to trade with, the EU.

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

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.