Decision details

Impact of Brexit on Southwark - Progress Report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


It was not possible to circulate this report five clear days in advance of the meeting. The chair agreed to accept this item as urgent as cabinet had requested a further progress report on Brexit impact and preparedness ahead of a further cross-party Brexit panel, which is planned to take place on Thursday 28 January 2021.




Decisions of Cabinet


1.  That it be noted that the transition period came to end at 11pm GMT on 31 December 2020 and that a new Trade and Cooperation Agreement is now in place between the EU and the UK.


2.  That the beginning of the UK’s new relationship with the EU comes at a time of great uncertainty, with the UK still in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic and the borough under national lockdown restrictions be noted.


3.  That progress on ongoing local work in preparing for, and adjusting to, the UK’s exit from the EU be noted, and it be agreed that the cross-party Brexit panel should continue to be convened through 2021 as necessary to continue this work.


Decision by the Leader of the Council


4.  That future decisions on the £300,000 Brexit fund to the be delegated to the cabinet member for jobs, culture and skills (in consultation with the strategic director of finance and governance).

Report author: Danny Edwards

Publication date: 20/01/2021

Date of decision: 19/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 19/01/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/01/2021

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