Since the referendum, the LGA has taken a neutral position on the UK’s membership of the EU. Our work has helped to ensure that the Government was addressing the risks and opportunities for councils and their communities as the UK leaves the EU. We established a seat at the negotiating table for local government through the MHCLG Delivery Board. This briefing sets out details of the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) and the key issues known for councils so far.
As agreed at the on 23 January 2020, our UK/EU workstreams going forward will now consist of looking at opportunities to do things differently in local communities and ensuring that the EU trade agreement considers the needs of local communities as we prepare for the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. We will brief councils and lobby Government on any relevant changes, opportunities or risks that have implications for council services.
For any issues regarding our future work streams and the transition period, please send details to