EU Exit

The UK has left the EU, and is now in a transition period.

The Government has provided a range of advice for residents and businesses on Brexit, to help you or your business take the necessary steps to prepare.

You can find out more on the Essex County Council dedicated Brexit pages for all the latest information, and for general updates on the Brexit process.

Businesses may wish to sign up to our Business Updates Service, which shares EU Exit advice and guidance provided by Government.

Information can also be found on the UK Government website.

European citizens living in the UK should find out more, and if appropriate sign up to, the EU Settlement Scheme if you wish to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. You can sign up using our customer kiosks at our offices in Pier Avenue, Clacton.

Tendring is continuing to plan for a number of potential impacts which could occur from Brexit, deal or no deal, at the end of 2020. We're working closely with partners - particularly the Essex Resilience Forum (ERF) - on how we would manage potential issues, and looking to maximise potential opportunities from Brexit.

To date we have received £325,000 from government to support our preparations, and this is being used to address key issues in relation to delivery of services, such as environmental health and on transport issues such as road access should the main port at Harwich be required to cater for increased freight traffic, which may arise.


On 8 March, the UK Government and Region Hauts-de-France will host at joint webinar at 8:00am (UK time) for businesses on the Short Straits Channel Crossing.

The session will:

  • Present how cross-Channel trade has fared since 1 January 2021, with a specific focus on what companies can do to keep their operations smooth in light of new controls
  • Promote the need for preparation and anticipation when engaging in cross-Channel trade
  • Answer participants’ questions

Further live webinars are taking place this week and next include:

  • Importing: What you need to know about Staged Controls – 3 March
  • What are customs import declarations? – 5 March
  • Trader responsibilities when using an intermediary – 5 March
  • Importing Products of Animal Origin (POAO) from the European Union into Great Britain – 8 March
  • Exporting: Actions you need to take now – 9 March

More information and sign-up: (Cross-channel) (Customs import) (Exporting) (Trader responsibilities) (Importing: Staged controls) (Importing Products of Animal Origin)

Last updated on: 02/03/2021 - 09:47