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Local Government Brexit Bulletin (2nd October 2019)

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



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:

  • 22 October 2019 – 1200-1300
  • 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.

EUSS London Network Event

The Home Office is hosting a London Partners EU Settlement Scheme networking event in London on 9 October. This will bring together councils in London with members of the grant funded network and other interested parties to highlight successes and best practice to date, as well as explore how partners might collaborate on future activity.

Invites were sent to London Brexit Lead Officers and the Home Office has asked for responses by Friday 4th October. Please note that further EUSS partner events with local authorities are being planned over the coming months.

Business Events

BEIS Business Readiness Events

During September and October, the Government will be holding a series of ‘Get ready for Brexit’ business readiness events across the country to give businesses help and advice on how to prepare for Brexit.

These free events will be visiting all parts of the country, allowing businesses to meet government advisers to discuss what they need to do to prepare for Brexit, understand what’s changing in their industry, and for information on specific rules and regulations.

Please find further information here:

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have extended the application deadline for their Brexit business readiness fund. Details:

Brexit Preparedness Workshops

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

Please find further information here:

‘Get ready for Brexit’ Webinars

HMRC are running webinars that will provide an overview of what UK businesses need to do to keep importing and exporting goods between the UK and EU.

Please find further information here:

Communications products

  • The second phase of the Public Information Campaign was launched last week. This phase focuses on what certain audiences need to do to get ready for Brexit.
  • New digital products have been created to help local communication teams with their messaging and can be downloaded here (valid for seven days from today):

Guidance and Information

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