EU Settlement Scheme and the Support Available for Local Residents

Local residents can get help and support on changes that may affect them following Brexit.

Supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Citizens Advice Basingstoke and Tadley will be providing a new service to support residents in the borough affected by changes as a result of Brexit.

European citizens living in the UK are required to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021, with an estimated 7,000 people currently living in the borough needing to apply to the scheme.

Other support the charity will provide includes guidance on employment rights and EU employees’ rights to stay, UK citizens living overseas and looking to return and consumer concerns such as travel insurance and access to healthcare.

As well as help and support from Citizens Advice, digital assistance is available for residents who do not have the access, skills or confidence to complete the online form by appointment at Viables Community Centre. To arrange an appointment, please call We Are Digital on 03333 445675.

For more information and to get in touch with Citizens Advice Basingstoke and Tadley, visit or call 01256 329984.

The new service forms part of the council’s preparation work, alongside its partners, to look at the potential impacts and opportunities that Brexit may bring and ensure residents and businesses are prepared.

For more information on the council’s work and guidance on Brexit, visit

Jessica Bave
Senior Communications Officer
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Tel: 01256 845746

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