EU Transition

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Now that the UK has left the EU, there will be new rules from 1 January 2021. Read about how these new rules will affect citizens, businesses and travel to the EU.

The UK left the EU on 31 January and has been in a transition period which will end on 31 December 2020. The transition period was agreed to allow the UK and the EU to agree a deal on their future relationship.

During this period the majority of the current EU rules and trading arrangements remain in place with no significant changes in most areas. However, the end of the transition period is fast approaching and this will mean changes to the current rules on trading, as will the right to travel without visas to other EU countries.

Visit Welsh Government’s Preparing Wales website to access advice for citizens, organisations and sectors across Wales about the steps that need to be taken.

Changes for businesses and citizens

There are new rules for businesses and citizens from 1 January 2021.

The new rules affect citizens, businesses and travel to the EU. Make sure you’re ready for the end of the Brexit transition.

You can find information on UK Government’s website about:

What you need to do

Your business, family, and personal circumstances will be affected. The UK Government have set up an online checker questionnaire to get a personalised list of actions. You can also sign up for emails to get updates for what you need to do.

Complete the online checker questionnaire on UK Government’s website to get a personalised list of actions.

Brexit portal

The Business Wales Brexit Portal provides updates and links to information and actions to help businesses think about what they need to do to prepare for future changes.

Business Wales offers a single point of contact for businesses and entrepreneurs to advice and support from public, private and voluntary sectors. For further information visit the Brexit Portal or call 0300 060 3000.

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