Brexit information for individuals


The United Kingdom (UK) is formally no longer a member of the European Union (EU). However, the Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period until 31 December 2020.

During this period, the UK will continue for the purposes of the movement of goods, services and people, as if it were a full EU Member State.

A Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the UK has been agreed and was provisionally implemented from 1 January 2021. 

Provisions relating to Northern Ireland (NI) are covered by the revised Protocol to the Withdrawal Agreement effective from 1 January 2021.

The UK leaving the European Union (EU) may impact on you as an individual in many ways.  You will find information about these impacts in the following pages.

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