Preparing the Borough for Brexit
Exiting the EU will impact many aspects of life for residents and businesses
The exit from the European Union is impacting many aspects of life for our residents and businesses and the Council has been working with partner organisations to help ensure as smooth a transition to life outside the EU as possible.
The measures being put in place by the Council include:
- Workshops for businesses to help business leaders understand what Brexit might mean for them and their sector – and the support available, including government advice
- Acting as a signpost to information and advice for Borough residents
- Pointing Borough residents, who are non-UK EU nationals, to advice and support , including applying for settled status
- Understanding the impact of Brexit in areas like benefits, debt management and housing
- Preparing for possible shortages of food, medicines and other vital items
- Supporting Council staff who are non-UK EU nationals
- Putting plans in place for effects of Brexit on roads and other transport infrastructure
- Making sure that measures are in place to tackle hate crime (including the Borough’s reporting centres) or civil unrest
As the body responsible for managing elections in the Borough, the Council also needs to be prepared in the event of a second referendum, a snap general election – or even European parliamentary elections if there is an extension to Article 50, or no Brexit.