Hertfordshire County Council prepare for Brexit

Published: 17 Oct 2019

Hertfordshire County Council has today published its Brexit Risk Register in relation to how they are preparing for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) on 31 October.

Although the UK’s departure and its future relationship with the European Union remains unclear, the County Council has fast-tracked its progress on ensuring contingency plans are in place in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement and framework for a future relationship.

Cllr Ralph Sangster, Cabinet Member for Resources and Performance, said: “During this current climate of uncertainty we want to reassure our residents and local businesses that we are proactively preparing for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union in the event of a ‘no-deal’. Although we cannot predict the outcome, we have got excellent teams in place planning out options and routes we can take. 

“We will continue to share advice and information from national government, aimed at Hertfordshire residents and businesses through our social media and digital channels.”

Hertfordshire County Council has developed a co-ordinated and thorough response to ensure its daily business can continue as usual, where possible. They have put in place their Incident Management Team (IMT), comprised of senior representatives from service departments and key corporate teams, to plan options and routes the County Council can take, no matter the outcome of the discussions taking place between the UK and the EU.