Following ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill by the UK Parliament and European Union, the UK left the EU on January 31, 2020.  From that date there will be a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.

The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.  Only if a trade agreement is not agreed with the EU, would the UK be at risk of leaving on December 31, 2020 with no deal.

Greater Manchester will continue to monitor the situation and take the appropriate action once the arrangements and impact are clearer. The following pages include important local updates, but are primarily aimed at helping people find their way to all the latest national information which may affect them. We will be regularly updating these pages, and if there is any further information you think would be useful, please contact us on

UK Government’s Brexit transition portal for citizens and businesses (external website, opens in new tab)


Greater Manchester - Preparing for Brexit

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Find out how Brexit could affect you as an individual

Helping people in Greater Manchester prepare for Brexit and beyond

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Are you a business or organisation?

Helping businesses prepare for Brexit and beyond.

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Brexit updates in relation to health and medicines

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Key updates

Key updates from Greater Manchester in relation to Brexit.

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Local Information and Useful Links

Useful Brexit-related links

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We Stand Together

Greater Manchester is proud of all its people, cultures and communities - all are welcome

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