LGA responds to written ministerial statement on Brexit funding

“We are pleased that the Government has confirmed that any additional responsibilities resulting in new financial pressures for councils arising from Brexit will be fully funded.”


Responding to a written ministerial statement on Brexit funding for local government, Kevin Bentley, Chairman of the LGA’s Brexit Taskforce, said:

“The UK’s exit from the EU will have a significant impact on local government. It is positive that the Government has allocated additional resources to local government for Brexit preparations, and has listened to the LGA by making some of the funding available this year.

“Councils are taking a lead on preparations for Brexit and are as prepared as they can be for Brexit given the gaps in information and uncertainty surrounding the process.

“We are pleased that the Government has confirmed that any additional responsibilities resulting in new financial pressures for councils arising from Brexit will be fully funded.”

Notes to editors

The LGA has produced a number of publications to help advise councils on Brexit preparations including: