Group set up to as­sess Brexit risks and reper­cus­sions

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views -

BRID­GEND County Bor­ough Coun­cil has set up a group look­ing into the risks around the pos­si­ble reper­cus­sions of Brexit.

At a full coun­cil meet­ing on Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 21, coun­cil leader Huw David said the lo­cal au- thor­ity had re­cently met with of­fi­cials from the Home Of­fice.

An­swer­ing a ques­tion from Coun­cil­lor JonPaul Blun­dell on how the coun­cil was pre­par­ing for Brexit, Coun­cil­lor David said: “We have been ad­vised there is a pos­si­bil­ity, in the worst case sce­nario, that there may be short­ages of medicine and an is­sue with food sup­plies.

“It’s some­thing we have started to work with the UK Gov­ern­ment on but the ad­vice has come quite late in the day.

“Ob­vi­ously, we will be look­ing at this very closely to en­sure we are as ready as we can be as a county bor­ough coun­cil.”

Cab­i­net mem­ber for com­mu­ni­ties Richard Young added: “We have also set up a Brexit group which is now look­ing at risks as­so­ci­ated to this au­thor­ity and the best ways we can mit­i­gate those risks.

“We are think­ing about the risks we can in­flu­ence and the risks we can’t in­flu­ence but will have to re­spond to – the au­thor­ity is not sit­ting on its lau­rels, it’s look­ing to see what we need to put in place to make sure we mit­i­gate any ad­verse im­pacts.”

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