Brexit - Kensington and Chelsea

Send us your questions and thoughts about the issues Brexit may cause for you, your business or your education.


For many decades now, thousands of people from European Union countries have made this borough their home. Today EU nationals make up more than a fifth of our residents and we recognise the vast contribution they have made to our borough and the whole of London.

We further recognise that our EU residents are concerned about their future rights following our exit from the EU and that they have a lot of questions about what is coming next.

However, we also know that this uncertainty is not limited to European Union residents. As an economic, cultural and educational hub for London, Kensington and Chelsea was and is inextricably tied to the European Union – our businesses, our universities and above all our communities have for decades enjoyed the close relationship between the UK and the EU.

Brexit understandably causes uncertainty and distress to our residents. Our aim has always been to ensure that anyone living, working or studying in Kensington and Chelsea has clarity over their future. As your local Council, we want to help.

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Have your say

This is why we have created this Citizens Advisory Service. We want you to send us your questions, your thoughts and what issues Brexit may cause for you, your business or your education before 28 September 2018.

We will then collate them and create a portfolio that we can present to the Prime Minister and HM Government with the aim of addressing issues our residents may face after Brexit.

Please make sure you complete all required parts of this form. When your form is submitted successfully you will be directed to the confirmation page.

Data Protection notice

Using your personal informationThe personal information you have provided to us will only be used by us to determine if you are a resident, student or business owner who operates in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Your submitted question(s) will be collated. We will find answers to the most commonly asked questions and publish the answers on our website. Submitted comments may also be published on the website. Both questions and comments may be shared via the Council's social media websites and other external communication distribution channels.

The personal data we collect will be deleted within one year. 

Your information will only be used for the intended purpose, we will not collect any additional information about yourself, and we will not share your personal data with external organisations. If we intend to use your information for any other purpose, we will normally ask you first. In some cases, the Council may use your information for another purpose if it has a legal duty to do so, to provide a complete service to you, or if there is a risk of serious harm or threat to life. The Council will retain your information in accordance with our retention schedule and it will be held securely. 

If you have any questions regarding your Data Protection rights, such as accessing your personal information for example, or if you have a concern over the handling of your information, you can email the Council’s Information Management Team: 

Please also make sure you notify us immediately if there are any changes in your circumstances and personal details in order for us to maintain an accurate and up-to-date record of your information.