Brexit: Advice for residents

Find out how Leeds is preparing for Brexit.


The council’s preparations consider a range of different Brexit outcomes. We are working closely with partners and the government to ensure we are as prepared as we can be, and identify opportunities that will boost the city’s global reputation.

Our Brexit plan is committed to:

  • major development schemes and economic growth projects contributing to our strong economy
  • supporting businesses and key institutions
  • providing information and support to help our residents prepare and get ready
  • promoting tolerance and unity as a compassionate city
  • providing confident, outward-looking leadership

When the UK leaves the EU, there will likely be changes that affect you. To find out more and to make sure that you are prepared see the BrexitExternal link guidance.

When travelling, make sureExternal link you:

  • check for changes beforehand
  • check your passport is valid
  • get travel insurance which covers your healthcare
  • have the right driving documents
  • get a health certificate for your pet at least four months beforehand

For medicines, NHS England say it is important that patients only order their repeat prescriptions as normal, and keep taking their medicines as normal. You can read NHS England’s frequently asked questions External link for more guidance.

Local information

Leeds is working closely with the government and other partners to identify opportunities to boost the city’s global reputation while supporting businesses and key institutions. Leeds is a compassionate, confident and outward-looking city that is both tolerant and united.

We have made sure our core services are as prepared as they can be, so we can continue to deliver key services such as bin collections.

Read more about the council’s preparations, including our strategic response plan, in our Executive Board reportExternal link from January 2020.

EU citizens

All EU citizens can apply to the settlement scheme to continue living in the UK.

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