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Government failing to fully support local authorities to prepare for Brexit – urgent action needed

3 April 2019

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has called on the Government to take urgent action to enable local authorities to prepare for the consequences of Brexit.

In their report published today, the Committee sets out urgent priorities to improve information sharing and Brexit preparations at a local level. The report further sets out key policy actions that the Government needs to take in the long term to tackle the loss of EU funding streams and the repatriation of policy and legislation currently held by the EU, and to seize the opportunity Brexit presents to re-evaluate how funding and powers can be devolved to local government in order to create the best outcomes for communities.

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