A Brexit Resilience & Planning Group made up of staff from across the council has been in place since 2018.

The group has been:

  • monitoring national Brexit developments
  • planning how to mitigate potential impacts of Brexit on the city and the council

A report to the Policy, Resources & Growth Committee in December 2018 outlined our approach to Brexit planning (PDF) at that time. It included an analysis of the potential impacts (PDF) of different Brexit scenarios and how the council could respond. 

Our Brexit Readiness Report (on pages 523 to 570 of the PDF) provides an overview of potential risks and issues related to Brexit in Brighton & Hove, which are being monitored and reviewed regularly, and with regard to our planning around the COVID-19 response and recovery.

Read our BHCC Brexit Resilience & Planning and EUSS update August 2020.

A cross-party working group of councillors was set up at the beginning of 2019. This group has democratic oversight of the council’s actions in response to Brexit. It also coordinates relations with stakeholders and communities where potential impact has been identified.

We are also working closely with other local authorities and agencies across the region through the Sussex Resilience Forum. This forum is working together to make sure there are robust plans in place to limit disruption where possible.