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Brexit – what you need to know

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. This process is often known as 'Brexit'.

The UK Government and the EU have now agreed a deal on their future relationship. From 1 January 2021 this new relationship with the EU will begin.

The new relationship will have a big effect on Scotland as the UK will leave both the EU single market and the customs union.

We are working with the UK Government and public bodies to prepare for possible impacts on people and business in Scotland. Visit this Scottish Government website for more information.

You may have questions about what Brexit means for you. You might have questions about the availability of medicines or food, or how EU citizens living in Scotland may be affected.

This site provides information and guidance to help you prepare for Brexit. Not all information is available at this time. Regular updates will be made to this site as new information becomes available.

Brexit could include changes to a number of different things in your day to day life. For more information, select an area below:

The UK Government website gives more information on Brexit and reserved matters.

If you are a UK citizen living in an EU country there's also a section giving information and guidance on how Brexit may affect you and how you may need to prepare.

The gov.scot site also contains information about the UK's possible exit from the European Union (Brexit) in:

  • Español (Spanish)
  • Français (French)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • Polski (Polish)
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