The UK government and the EU have now agreed a deal on their future relationship. From 1 January 2021, there will be changes that affect us all – from the way we do business to the way we travel.
We have been preparing for Brexit for some time, working closely with partners including Welsh Government and the Welsh Local Government Association to follow guidance and implement recommendations. Our priority is to minimise the impact of Brexit on council services, businesses and residents across the county.
Find further information and guidance on our Brexit page. Here, we will provide information and updates as the situation develops.
Pembrokeshire County Council is today sharing further details of the Authority’s work to prepare for changes to trading relations on 1st January.
The Brexit transition period ends on 31st December and in preparation the Council has been working closely with partners including the Welsh Government and the operators of the Ports of Fishguard and Pembroke.
Part of the Council’s work is Operation Stack.
This involves co-ordinating and arranging the provision of lorry parking space away from both local ports.
EU Settlement Scheme
If you’re an EU citizen you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. The EU Settlement Scheme is open and the deadline for applying is 30 June 2021. You must have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020.
EEA and Swiss nationals who are NOT eligible to apply for a right to work in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme must have some other form of immigration permission entitling them to work from 1 January onwards.