EU Exit

We don’t yet know what the precise impact of Brexit will be on people living in Torfaen, on businesses operating in our borough or on the public services we all rely on.

As things stand, the UK will leave the European Union on October 31, 2019. If a transitional deal is not agreed, there may be implications for areas of life in Torfaen and across Wales and the UK as a whole. 

We are working closely with Welsh Government, the Welsh Local Government Association, neighbouring authorities and other organisations to ensure we are aware of the most up-to-date developments and taking practical steps, planning to ensure the continued delivery of services in Torfaen.  

At this stage, there are no immediate actions people need to take to prepare for a no deal outcome, but it is vital that everyone is aware of the potential impacts and are informed as and when circumstances change.  

The Welsh Government's Preparing Wales for Brexit website has information and advice for individuals, businesses and organisations covering all areas from business and the economy, health and social services, education, environment and agriculture to community cohesion and local services.

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


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.


We are a small County Borough with close knit communities that have welcomed people from all backgrounds for countless years. Torfaen has strong local inclusive communities that we want to continue post Brexit, however, if you are at all concerned about community tensions that may be caused by Brexit, for example hate crimes, please email  

EU citizens

If you are an EU citizen, have EU staff or are recruiting from the EU, the Home Office has published advice on the EU Settlement Scheme.  

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

The deadline for applying will be 30 June 2021 or 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. 


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.


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

Last Modified: 21/08/2019
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen
Tel: 01495 762200

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