Renfrewshire Council

Brexit information

Brexit signpost Advice for EU citizens

If you live in Renfrewshire but come from a European Union (EU) country, we are grateful for the contribution you make to our area. We hope that you feel safe and welcome here.

The Scottish Government have commissioned JustRight Scotland to develop fact sheets about your rights to live, work, study and access healthcare, benefits and housing in Scotland.

The fact sheets are also available in Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian and Spanish:

What do you need to know?

The MyGov website provides information and guidance to help you deal with the exit from the EU.

EU Exit - What do I need to know?

Am I prepared for Brexit?

The UK Government website provides a step-by-step guide to preparing for Brexit for you and/or your business.

Find it here - What does Brexit mean for you?

EU Settlement Scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme provides further details about how EU citizens and their families can obtain settled status in the UK.

Work to prepare within the Council

Regular updates are being provided to our elected members on the preparations for any outcome by senior officers, including the Chief Executive, to address all arising issues.

Senior officers are meeting on a regular basis to analyse all risks associated with Brexit to ensure we are fully prepared for all outcomes of the process.

Latest Brexit update for Renfrewshire

Advice for businesses

The UK and Scottish Governments have both provided useful guidance for businesses to deal with the impact of the UK leaving the EU. Both websites will raise your awareness of the risks, rewards and challenges of the new economic landscape by highlighting areas that you need to take note of. It will direct you to resources, advice, events and services to help you deal with the impact of Brexit.

Businesses should use this Brexit Checklist and the simple checker tool to find out what actions your business needs to take.

To support business preparations, up-to-date advice, guidance and support - including a list of upcoming free webinars companies can benefit from - can be found at Prepare for Brexit - Events