Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government – Brexit update
– 6 March 2019
Announcements and new guidance
On 4 March, MHCLG announced a £1.6 billion fund to boost economic growth and give communities a greater say in their future after Brexit
MHCLG has sent guidance on data protection after Brexit to all local authority Chief Executives.
MHCLG and DExEU issued a Public Information Campaign (PIC) toolkit including resources for councils to adapt and use. This was sent out by the LGA to local communications teams, please contact [email protected] for further details.
HMRC issued a message encouraging business owners to make No Deal preparations ahead of EU exit day. This informs businesses to take three steps to:
- Get an Economic Operator and Registration Identification (EORI) number
- Appoint a customs agent (or make other customs arrangements)
- Register for new Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP), which allow businesses to import without having to make a full customs declaration at the border
DEFRA published a number of updates, including:
Guidance for the fisheries sector and preparing for Brexit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-fisheries-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit
Advice on food labelling changes for producers https://www.gov.uk/guidance/food-labelling-changes-after-brexit
BEIS published guidance on European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) funding in a ‘No Deal’ Brexit
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) published guidance on changes to trade mark law in the event of ‘No Deal’ Brexit
DfT published guidance on trailer registration before travelling to the EU after Brexit
DExEU published a summary of implications for Business and Trade of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit
The CMA updated guidance on their state aid role if there is no Brexit deal
A consolidated list of guidance is also available:
Update from the Local Government EU Exit Team
The EU Exit Local Government Delivery Board, chaired by the Secretary of State, met last Tuesday. Representatives from selected sector bodies and Ministers from departments across Government attended the meeting to discuss the impact of Brexit on several key policy areas affecting councils.
Yesterday we hosted a workshop on Brexit and Rural Authorities including sessions on implications for animals and animal movements, access to labour and environmental protections.
The Prime Minister gave a statement to the House on Tuesday 26 February on the latest Brexit developments and set out dates for further votes
On Wednesday 27 February MPs debated what steps should be taken next in the Brexit process.
Upcoming Events for Local Authorities
Wednesday 13 March – Brexit and Adult Social Care
Friday 15 March – Brexit and Trading Standards
Monday 18 March – Brexit and Coastal Authorities
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