The UK has formally left the European Union and transition arrangements are in place until 31 December 2020 as a final deal is negotiated.
Rights of EU Citizens in Scotland
The Scottish Government has commissioned JustRight Scotland, a legal centre for justice and human rights, to develop a range of factsheets for EU citizens. This guidance explains the rights of EU citizens in Scotland to vote, work and access healthcare, education, housing and benefits. These are now available in English, Polish, Romanian, Lithuanian, Spanish and Italian and can be accessed by visiting the JustCitizens website.
Each guide contains useful links to further information. A link to each individual guide is also included below:
EU Citizens and your right to work
EU Citizens and your right to NHS healthcare
EU Citizens and your right to vote
EU Citizens and your right ro study
EU Citizens and your right to access benefits and social work support
EU Citizens and your housing rights
EU Settlement Scheme
Any EU Nationals who want to continue to live and work in the UK after it leaves the EU, should make sure they are aware of the EU Settlement Scheme so that they can be prepared and know what they need to do.
There is an employer toolkit available on the EU Settlement Scheme to assist any organisation who has employees who are EU Nationals with information on the scheme: EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit.
If you have yet to apply or know anyone who has yet to do so, please refer to the support services listed below:
- EU Settlement Scheme guidance pages
- ID document scanner locations
- Sign up to receive email updates from the Home Office
Individuals that have made an application, or are attempting to do so, can get help and support by contacting the Settlement Resolution Centre on 0300 123 7379. If you are calling from outside the UK, you can call on 0044 (0) 203 080 0010.
Preparing Businesses for Brexit
Preparing Businesses for Brexit
The UK has now formally left the EU and transition arrangements are in place until 31 December 2020. The UK deal to leave the EU is still being finalised.
Below is a series of toolkits and links that have been prepared to help businesses prepare for Brexit. Please note that this information and guidance has been collated from a number of external sources and is not official East Dunbartonshire Council advice, or a political statement or position of the Council on Brexit.
- Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Government - Prepare for Brexit Toolkit
- UK Government: Prepare your business for EU Exit and/or Find EU Exit guidance for your business
- Federation of Small Business: Small Business Brexit Pack
- British Chambers of Commerce: Brexit Hub
If you have any members of your workforce that are EU Nationals and want to continue to live and work in the UK after it leaves the EU, it is important that you make them aware of the EU Settlement Scheme to ensure they are prepared and know what they need to do.
There is also a specific employer toolkit available on the EU Settlement Scheme to assist with briefing employees: EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit.
All of this advice is for guidance only and you should seek the appropriate legal and professional advice.