Decision details

Surrey County Council preparations for Exiting the European Union (Brexit) - 31 October exit date

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report will outline the work undertaken by the Council and around the county to plan and prepare for Britain’s exit of the EU on 31 October. This will include preparations made in line with government advice and guidance, work undertaken with partners and possibilities and implications for the county.




That the current position of the council’s preparations, including the plans and preparations that are expected to be implemented by Thursday 31 October 2019 be endorsed (expected date for Britain’s formal withdrawal from the European Union).


Reason for decision:


Brexit carries a number of potential possibilities and implications for the county. Surrey County Council has a responsibility to prepare for all eventualities, particularly those which pose negative implications for residents, communities and organisations. The council’s ongoing work outlines how it will ensure the necessary plans and preparations are in place to mitigate any potential immediate and short term implications and provide support and assurance where possible. This is in line with guidance provided by central government.


[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Resources & Performance Select Committee]


Report author: Thomas Pickup

Publication date: 25/09/2019

Date of decision: 24/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 24/09/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/10/2019

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