Brexit “No Deal” briefing for councils

Over the past few weeks, the Government has published a number of technical papers to ensure businesses and citizens understand what they would need to do in a ‘no deal’ scenario, so they can make informed plans and preparations. In this paper, we are summarising for councils both the “known” and “unknowns” under a ‘no deal’ scenario for local government from national advice.


Over the past few weeks, the Government has published a number of technical papers to ensure businesses and citizens understand what they would need to do in a ‘no deal’ scenario, so they can make informed plans and preparations. 

It has been emphasised by the Government that a negotiated deal is still its preferred option.  However, the impasse in negotiations between the EU and UK at September’s Salzburg summit means that “no deal” preparations are important and that such preparations are likely to be twin-tracked with the UK/EU negotiations, possibly right up to March 2019. Thus the Government is making it clear that it would be prudent for all public and private organisations to ensure that they were making preparations for a no deal scenario.

In this paper, we are summarising for councils both the “known” and “unknowns” under a ‘no deal’ scenario for local government from national advice. We look at:

  • The issues that local government needs to address as a result of national advice from the Government (as contained in its “no deal” technical papers).
     
  • Future announcements on regulatory and legislative change that could affect councils in the run-up to March 2019.
     
  • Community cohesion and civil contingency

Full Briefing: Brexit “No Deal” briefing for councils

Appendix - No Deal - Key Changes for Councils