The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. This process is often known as 'Brexit'.
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.
Brexit could include changes to a number of different things in your day to day life. For more information, select an area below:
- agriculture (farming and food production)
- business (EU employees and Scottish businesses)
- civil rights (voting and consumer rights)
- culture and creative
- education (services, qualifications and funding)
- environment (protection and legislation)
- EU citizens living in Scotland
- EU funding guarantee (funding and contact details)
- family, civil and commercial disputes
- financial services (banking and regulation)
- fisheries (commercial fishing, landing and exporting)
- forestry (importing and exporting)
- food and drink (food supply and laws)
- health and social care (medicines and services)
- housing (social and private housing)
- justice and security (rights and crime)
- sport (employment and funding)
- tax (council and income tax)
- travel and transport (holidays, pets and haulage)
- visiting Scotland (tourism and short-term break)
- welfare and finances (benefits, pensions and money)
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)