The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020 and is now in a transition period set to end on 31 December. On this page you will find links to our latest guidance and resources to help your organisation understand, and prepare for, the possible impact of Brexit.

Guidance for charities

Our new guidance page summarises the key points that charities need to consider as the UK goes through the transition period. More detailed information can be found in the following guides.

No-deal Brexit and the voluntary sector: Preparing for change

In September 2019 we published No-deal Brexit and the voluntary sector: Preparing for change. This guidance sets out the potential implications of a no-deal Brexit for charities, and suggests practical steps organisations can take to reduce the risks. While the passing of the withdrawal agreement bill has effectively ruled out a no-deal Brexit for now, the information in this guide remains important, relevant and useful to charities. It includes:

  • economic impact
  • EU funding
  • employing EU Nationals
  • volunteering
  • state aid
  • product, environmental and data standards
  • political fallout.

Brexit factsheet

In October 2018 we published a factsheet, Brexit and the voluntary sector: Preparing for change (PDF, 142KB). This factsheet sets out the main Brexit considerations for voluntary organisations in the UK as well as practical steps you can take to prepare for the post-Brexit environment.


Charities and a no-deal Brexit: Actions and implications

This webinar took place on 11 September 2019, and explored areas where charities may be affected if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, along with the steps that your organisation may wish to take. It was hosted jointly by NCVO and officials from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Working with a new government

This webinar took place on 1 August 2019. As well a general guide for campaigners and influencers on the principles of working with a new government, it also includes a section on the government's approach to Brexit and how it may affect campaigners.

Impact of a no-deal Brexit

This seminar with Dr Simon Usherwood, deputy director of UK In a Changing Europe, took place on 29 October 2018. You can listen to a recording of the session below. 

Brexit – what happens next?

This webinar took place on 6 September 2018. Watch the recording below. You can also view the presentation slides at Slideshare.

Latest Brexit blogs

Latest Brexit press releases

Stay in touch

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