Local Government Brexit Bulletin (16th July 2019)

16 July 2019

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


Announcements

The Home Office is holding a teleconference aimed at local authorities about the EU Settlement Scheme on Wednesday 24 July from 12:15 – 1:15pm.

This will cover:

  • the latest updates on areas of importance for local authorities;
  • a marketing and communications update including the latest materials and assets available.

Please complete this registration form to reserve your place and submit questions in advance:
https://www.homeofficesurveys.homeoffice.gov.uk/s/PILWC/


The Home Office has published a local authority introduction to the EU Settlement Scheme setting out key information and guidance here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-community-leaders-toolkit/toolkit-introduction-how-to-use-the-local-authorities-toolkit-in-your-community-or-network


The Food Standards Agency has published a statement for local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland about updating enforcement documentation produced while the UK was in the EU. The statement includes information about retained EU law, EU Exit statutory instruments, correct referencing (to UK law, institutions, systems and processes) and enforcement regulations. It also offers legislation examples. Please use this information to support the delivery of your plans.
http://fsa.riams.org/connected/dyEIWyegMP


All updates to legislation are listed on http://www.legislation.gov.uk/, and there is further information about EU legislation and UK law here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/eu-legislation-and-uk-law


There is also a list of Brexit statutory instruments which have been laid and identified as having impacts on local authorities here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-exit-secondary-legislation-laid-with-impacts-on-local-government

Please contact [email protected] if you have comments, questions or if you think that there is anything missing from this list.


We welcome any feedback you may have on this bulletin. To get in touch with your comments or suggestions please contact [email protected].

A consolidated list of guidance is also available:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-government-brexit-preparedness


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