Preparing for Brexit

Introduction

Following the Referendum in June 2016, the UK Government has begun the process of leaving the EU. This was due to happen on 29 March 2019, but the date has been extended and has still to be definitely agreed. There may also be a transition period if withdrawal agreement is reached. Negotiations are continuing on the future relationship between the UK and the EU. As Brexit moves forward we will update the website as information becomes available.

Preparing for Brexit

Leaving the EU will have implications for Dundee City Council, its partners and the city as a whole. To prepare for this, the Council has established a Brexit Advisory Team to advise members on how to mitigate the impact of Brexit and take advantage of any opportunities which arise. The Council’s spokesperson on Europe is also chairing a Cross Party Group of councillors, MSPs and MPs to monitor developments and lobby to protect the city’s interests. Issues for Dundee include the impact on EU citizens living and working in the city, the ending of EU funding for projects and uncertainty about replacement funding, implications for the workforce of the Council and other major employers, and impact on the local economy, including on businesses and academic institutions. More details are given in the following reports: