Decision details

Strategic implications for leaving the European Union

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report for noting only, pursuant to a motion carried at Full Council on 26 November 2018.  The report will consider the main issues for LDC stemming from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, based on the permutations available to the UK Government at the time of writing (e.g. leaving the EU in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement or under a No Deal scenario).


(Non key decision):


(1) To note the report.


(2) To require the Assistant Director for Legal & Democratic Services to provide further updates as the national situation over Brexit, and its effect on the Council, becomes more certain.


(3) In the eventuality of a no-deal Brexit or further details being known in advance of 29 March 2019, that an emergency Cross-Party Working Group be formulated to look in detail at implications for the Council and Lewes District. Legal advice would be sought for any meetings that take place during the pre-election period of purdah.

Report author: Oliver Dixon

Publication date: 13/02/2019

Date of decision: 11/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/02/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Effective from: 19/02/2019

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