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Brexit Local Government Delivery Board: March 2019 update

Update from meetings held on 26 February and 18 March.

The Government Brexit Delivery Board has been meeting more frequently as the UK prepares to leave the EU, with recent meetings taking place on both 26 February and 18 March.

Communities Secretary, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, chaired the February meeting at which representatives from the Local Government Association, County Councils Network, District Councils Network and London Councils, provided updates and feedback.

Government ministers from DExEU, DHSC, DfE, DEFRA and a senior official from DfT were in attendance to discuss departmental preparations.

Local Government Minister, Rishi Sunak MP, chaired the March meeting.

In addition to the broad range of English local government representation, representatives of devolved administration councils - Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) and Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) - were in attendance – having been invited by the Communities Secretary to hear an update from Home Office Minister, Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP.

The minister provided a comprehensive update on the UK Settled Status Scheme ahead of its launch on 30 March.

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Published 1 April 2019