The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Since the referendum in 2016, the LGA has been highlighting the most important risks and opportunities for local government resulting from the UK’s exit from the EU.


In our conference publication of July 2018, we summarised these issues which we had established through wide consultation with the sector. As a result of this extensive work by the LGA, at our July 2018 Annual Conference, ministers set up a Delivery Board with local government through which the LGA will be seeking to ensure our key issues are addressed.

On 12 July 2018, the Government published, ‘The Future Relationship between the UK and the EU’. This is a White Paper which clarifies the UK negotiating position. It provides the most detailed UK position to date.

This briefing sets out the key issues for local government from the White Paper. It focuses on those issues that the LGA has already identified as critical from a council perspective. It also looks, where relevant, at the impact of a “no deal” scenario.

The LGA has a wide-ranging programme of work on Brexit. Details can be found here.

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The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union