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Local Government Brexit Bulletin (25th October 2019)

Welcome to the Brexit Bulletin – providing an update on recent developments relevant to councils.


Guidance and Information

Funding for training Certification Support Officers

Further funding has been made available for Local Authorities in England to train Certification Support Officers (CSO) in the event of a no deal Brexit. To be a CSO the individual must hold the OCQ(AHP)-CSO qualification. CSO candidates will need to register themselves first on the AHP database ( The first 200 candidates will have their fees waived. To access the funding, please use the following invoices at the payment stage:

  • For registration on the AHP database – enter the invoice code APHCSR
  • For subsequent Enrolment on the CSO course, following eligibility verification by an EHO/FSO – enter the invoice code APHCSE

Guidance about the risk-based approach for the export certification of fishery products in the event of a no-deal Brexit has been released. The guidance can be found on the The FSA Smarter Communications Platform.


Home Office EUSS Teleconferences

The Home Office is running a series of teleconferences for front line staff who support Looked After Children and care leavers to provide further information about the EU Settlement Scheme. They will take place on the following dates:

  • 19 November 2019 – 1200-1300
  • 18 December 2019 – 1200-1300
  • 21 January 2020 – 1200-1300
  • 18 February 2020 – 1200-1300
  • 24 March 2020 – 1200-1300

Please email to book a place.

Business Events

Brexit Preparedness Workshops

The Department for International Trade is running a series of events to help exporters get ready for Brexit.

Please find further information here:

HMRC Webinars

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