On 23 June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union.
On 29 March 2017 the UK triggered Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon commencing the process of withdrawal from the EU, commonly referred to as Brexit.
Preparing for Brexit
The government have now published a simple website where businesses and individuals (including EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU) can find timely and up to date information on how to prepare for Brexit.
To find out more, please visit the EU Exit website.
The council is taking early action to recognise the local implications of Brexit and we are taking steps to reduce negative impacts and take advantage of emerging opportunities.
A Brexit Working Group has been established to coordinate Brexit preparations and the council has been working with a number of partners including suppliers, businesses and other local authorities to ensure good strategic planning which aims to ensure the best outcomes for Buckinghamshire.
This page will be regularly updated as major developments become apparent.
Buckinghamshire Brexit Summit
On 8 December 2017, Buckinghamshire County Council in partnership with Buckinghamshire Business First, hosted the Buckinghamshire Brexit Summit.
This was a high profile summit which provided an opportunity to share research and best practice from across the public and private sectors. Over 100 representatives came together to explore the potential challenges and opportunities of Brexit in the local context of Buckinghamshire.
Brexit in Buckinghamshire report
The day also saw the launch of the report 'Brexit in Buckinghamshire: Shaping the future, harnessing growth'.
This is a comprehensive report features sectoral analysis covering key sectors. It looks ahead to the next steps that business, government and public sector bodies need to take to ensure Buckinghamshire capitalises on its strengths and recognises and addresses its weaknesses.
Both the Brexit in Buckinghamshire report and a report providing an overview of the Buckinghamshire Brexit Summit are available in the downloads section below.
Information for residents
Government has published official guidance for EU citizens.
As a local authority we are unable to provide immigration advice. However, you can search 'find an immigration adviser' on GOV.UK for information on how to find an immigration adviser in your local area.
More information is available from the Department for Exiting the European Union website.
Information for businesses
Buckinghamshire Business First have centralised access to all the latest news, events and information on Brexit, what it means for Buckinghamshire, and how local businesses can prepare for life outside the EU.
Visit the BBF Brexit page.
If you would like to speak to Buckinghamshire Business First about any ideas or concerns you have regarding Brexit, or for more information on what you could be doing to prepare for it.
Buckinghamshire Business First
For more information regarding Buckinghamshire County Council's Brexit preparations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.