Exiting the EU

A report on how Hounslow Council is preparing for the UKs exit of the European Union was approved by the Cabinet on 12 February 2019.

Published: Friday, 15th February 2019

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The run up to and beyond 29 March 2019 will be a time of significant uncertainty – from the impact on individuals of changes to status to changes to the supply chain for vital goods and services and to the potential impact on businesses.

The London Borough of Hounslow, along with all London boroughs, is committed to supporting local communities, residents and businesses through Brexit and will work with local communities to address issues where it can, and support them through this period of uncertainty and change.

Cllr Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Workforce, said: We have a very diverse community in Hounslow, with many EU citizens living and working here. We want to reassure residents and businesses that everyone is valued, and we will do all we can to support them through this time of confusion and change.”

All EU nationals in the UK are being encouraged by the Home Office to register for Settled Status by 30 June 2021 providing there is a deal. In the case of a ‘no deal’ the deadline for registering will be 31 December 2020. We will help our residents by signposting to trusted sources of information and providing advice, our website will provide a hub for this information. Visit the Brexit page.

There is likely to be significant changes on the supply chain for vital goods and services which could not only impact on the provision of services that councils are responsible for but may also be a particular concern in Hounslow where many residents and businesses rely on Heathrow either directly or indirectly for their work.

Cllr Pritam Grewal, Cabinet Member for Customer Services and Corporate Performance said: “We will plan to minimise any disruption to residents and businesses and, along with other councils, will lobby central government for the resources and powers needed to manage this situation.”

The cabinet report on Exiting the EU can be found on our website - follow the link to Council Meetings and click on Cabinet in the calendar for 12 February 2019.

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