Information about Brexit
The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. The EU exit transition period ended on 31 December 2020. You can get information on changes for people living in Northern Ireland on nidirect (link opens in new window)
You can read information on:
- Northern Ireland Protocol (link opens in new window) - the relationship Northern Ireland has with the EU
- Staying in Northern Ireland if you’re an EU citizen (link opens in new window) - for information about your rights for you and your family and how to apply
- Agriculture and environment (link opens in new window) - for information on any changes to legislation, checks and imports and export arrangements
- Business (link opens in new window) - for information about the help and support that is available, and any changes to imports and export arrangements
Brexit information for food industry and manufacturing industry
You can read Brexit guidance for the food industry, manufacturing industry and product safety information.
The UK’s new relationship with the EU
In June 2021 the UK Government published detailed information on the UK’s new relationship with the EU. This includes useful information on a range of issues including travel, work, trade, transport, public procurement, participation in EU programmes and fisheries.
A summary of this information is available on the GOV.UK website (link opens in new window)
Our Brexit Committee
In 2018, we established a Brexit Committee to focus on issues surrounding the UK leaving the European Union. You can find out more about its functions and access committee minutes and agendas on our Brexit Committee section.
EU Exit mentoring support
We’re offering Belfast-based small to medium sized businesses with less than 50 employees free, in-depth mentoring support to tackle significant challenges or make the most of EU Exit opportunities.
To read about this support and to register, go to EU Exit mentoring support