Newport VVP - aerial April 2017

The UK has left the EU.

From 1 January 2021, there will be changes that affect us all – from the way we do business to the way we travel. The Welsh Government website sets out advice for citizens, organisations and sectors about the steps that need to be taken in relation to these changes and will be updated regularly.

The council has been taking practical steps and considering mitigations to ensure the continued delivery of services in Newport.  


A letter from Ken Skates was sent out to businesses across Wales on the 11 November providing information on what can be done to prepare, regardless of the outcome of talks, as well as information about the help and support that is available during the transition period. You can view the release here.

If you are a business owner or are responsible for Brexit planning, the Business Wales Brexit portal sets out the steps you should take to prepare your business for the potential impact of a no deal outcome.

It also provides contact details for support and advice services.

Businesses can also assess and improve their business continuity arrangements by using the business continuity guidance and self-assessment form.


It is our priority with our One Newport public service board partners to support an inclusive city in which people from all backgrounds are welcomed.

If you are concerned about community tensions that may be caused by Brexit, for example hate crimes, please email [email protected]

EU citizens

Newport is home to thousands of EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens who contribute to our communities. We want all EU citizens in Newport to be able to continue living and working in the city and to be able to access all the services and benefits that they are entitled to.

If EU citizens want to stay in the UK they and their close family members will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

The EU Settlement Scheme enables EU nationals living in the UK, and their family members, to obtain the UK immigration status they will require to live, work and study in the UK after Britain leaves the EU. 

Applications to the EU Settlement Scheme must be made before 30 June 2021. 

Welsh Government has announced a package of support to help EU citizens prepare for Brexit and continue to live and work in Wales. Help and advice is available in a range of languages.

Around 80,000 EU citizens currently live, work and study in Wales and many have not yet applied to the UK Government's Settlement Scheme to remain in the UK after Brexit.  

Read about and apply to the EU Settlement Scheme 


The UK Government has published advice for UK citizens planning to travel to the EU including advice about passports, travel, pet travel and mobile roaming fees.

Employers of EU citizens

toolkit is available to equip employers with tools and information to support EU citizens and their families about the EU Settlement Scheme.

We will update this page as our preparations evolve and further information on Newport-specific issues becomes available.

You can browse this website in a variety of languages by clicking the 'Browse Aloud' link at the top of each page to the right of the Newport City Council logo.