Brexit advice hub for local government

We know that many of our members will be preparing plans for different Brexit scenarios and may have received different advice and communications from a variety of sources. For this reason, we have compiled useful national advice, sorted by topic area, in one place.

Regulatory services

Regulatory services

Guidance for trading standards services

The Food Standards Agency has published advice for local authorities on enforcing the law in a no deal scenario

Ports and borders

Government guidance for local authorities: Preparing for changes at the border if the UK leaves the EU without a deal (March 2019)

Business support

Business support

Government online tool: prepare your business for leaving the EU

EU Exit Commercial Impact Assessment Toolkit

Help and support page for traders if the UK leaves with ‘No Deal’ HMRC step-by-step guides for businesses for when importing from or exporting to the EU, in a no deal scenario

Sector specific guidance

Government ‘No Deal’ travel and tourism industry communications toolkit 

Farming sector guidance in the event of 'No Deal'

Food and drink sector guidance in the event of 'No Deal'

Guidance for food business operators regarding practical changes that will be made to nutrition legislation if the UK leaves the EU without a deal


Gas markets 





Consumer goods


Electronics, machinery and parts sector

Oil and gas production

Professional and business services sector


Science, research and innovation sector

Funding and state aid

EU funded projects guarantee in a ‘No Deal’ scenario    

European Regional Development Fund in a ‘No Deal’ scenario    

European Social Fund in a ‘No Deal’ scenario    

Instructions for UK recipients of EU Direct Bid funds to submit information about projects which may be eligible under the UK government’s guarantee

UK post Brexit state aid regime in a ‘No Deal’ situation   

EU Settlement Scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme     

EU Settlement Scheme overview    

Government non-UK EU citizens’ rights guarantee    

EU Settlement Scheme: Assisted Digital service    

Information for EU Settlement Scheme applicants: refunds for those who paid an application fee    

Home Office EU Settlement Scheme Local Authority toolkit    

Home Office EU Settlement Scheme employers’ toolkit    

Home Office guidance for local authorities and Health and Social Care Trust staff to assist when supporting applications for looked after children or care leavers to apply to the Settlement Scheme    

Department for Work & Pensions updated guidance: claiming benefits for EU citizens moving to the UK after 12 April 2019    

No Recourse to Public Funds Network guide for councils on their roles and responsibilities within the EU Settlement Scheme

EU Settlement Scheme -  Benefit and housing entitlements     

Charities and voluntary organisations across the UK have been funded to provide support to vulnerable and at risk EU citizens applying to the EU Settlement Scheme   

Communications toolkit with information for EU nationals travelling to the UK after EU Exit    

European Commission Fact Sheet - Travel to the EU for UK residents in the event of a No Deal Brexit    

Social Care, Schools and Access to Public Services

Health and social care     

Schools and education providers     

Department for Education advice for local authority children’s services in England on how to prepare in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal    

Access to public services    

Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) guidance on eligibility arrangements to access public funds after free movement in a ‘No Deal’ scenario    

Community Engagement

Community engagement    

Community engagement and EU Exit: guidance for local authorities    

Internal operations

Internal operations    

Data protection

ICO guidance


Guidance for importing and exporting waste if there’s no Brexit deal    

FAQs for waste disposal    

From the LGA

Latest Brexit briefings    

Moving the conversation on: Brexit (prepared for the 2018 LGA Annual Conference)    

LGA Brexit Bulletin - sign up to receive the latest news straight to your inbox  

EUSS Data release

The Home Office has released data on EUSS applicants on a Local Authority level (EU settlement scheme local authority statistics tables 28 August 2018 to 30 June 2019), which can be found here.