Decision details

EU Exit

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet considered a report of Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director (Growth and Housing) providing an update on the Council’s preparations for the end of the EU Exit Transition Period on 31st December 2020.




That the work undertaken by the Council to date in preparing for the end of the Transition Period, be noted.


Reasons for Decision:


To enable the Council to respond to EU Exit and the end of the Transition Period in the services it delivers and give due consideration to the potential cumulative impact of the end of the Transition Period alongside any possible further waves of the Coronavirus.


Other Options:


1. To reduce or cease the Council’s preparations for the end of the Transition Period.  The result of this would significantly compromise the Council’s ability to respond as the consequences of EU Exit are realised which in turn can destabilise community engagement and cohesion. Failure to engage in EU Exit preparations could potentially result in legal challenge or affect future funding opportunities for the Council.


2. To dedicate further staff time and resources to preparations for Brexit.  The result of this would have an impact on the day to day delivery of services as resources are diverted to focus on Brexit preparations, and also, potentially, away from Covid-19 work.


Note: This is an Executive Function

Eligible for call-in to: Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Gilbert

Report author: Emma Cooney

Publication date: 06/11/2020

Date of decision: 03/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 03/11/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/11/2020

This decision has been called in by:

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