States’ Brexit webpages are relaunched
THE States Brexit webpages, www.gov.gg/brexit, have been relaunched with an up-to-date no-deal Brexit guide and advice for individuals and businesses.
‘As a responsible government, we are naturally planning for every eventuality,’ said Policy & Resources president Gavin St Pier.
‘The re-launch of our Brexit webpages is part of our commitment to make sure the community has access to clear, relevant, information to help islanders and businesses take any necessary steps before the UK leaves the EU.’
Deputy St Pier said the States was maintaining close dialogue with UK counterparts at all levels and would monitor progress made in ongoing negotiations.
‘Reaching a deal is clearly in everyone’s best interests, but we have carried out a significant amount of work to prepare for a no-deal Brexit.’
New pages offer community information and advice on travel post-Brexit including how to check the validity of passports, driving in the EU and plans to ensure the continued supply of essential goods.
For EU citizens in Guernsey, there is information on the Guernsey EU Settled Status scheme, including how to apply.
A new page specific to trade offers advice to businesses on planning for a no-deal Brexit, Customs arrangements, data protection and work to extend the UK’s membership of the World Trade Organization to the Bailiwick.
‘Anyone who has a question about Brexit should make this website their first destination, as it has been prepared in conjunction with multiple stakeholders and contains information about a wide variety of areas,’ said director of international relations and constitutional affairs Jo Reeve.