Shropshire Council

Guidance for councils

The government has set up a series of web pages to help local authorities prepare for Brexit. Areas covered include:

Health and social care - information includes:

Schools and education providers – information includes:

Access to public services  information includes:

The EU Settlement Scheme  the Local authority introduction to the EU Settlement Scheme includes a number of useful resources for local councils, including:

Community engagement – information includes:

Business support – information includes:

Regulatory services – information includes:

Statutory instruments which have been laid and identified as having impacts on local authorities are listed on a separate page: Brexit secondary legislation laid with impacts on local government. A full list of Brexit related secondary legislation can be found on the government legislation site.

Internal operations – information includes:

Council employees




Contingency planning - information includes:

Funding - information includes:

A network of nine local authority chief executives from across England has been established to engage with councils in their regions to share information on their Brexit preparations, and each council has also been asked to appoint a Brexit lead officer to work with central government and local services, businesses and residents in their area to plan intensively for Brexit. Our lead officer is Claire Porter at

Please make yourself aware of the above information. You can find out more on the Gov.UK local government Brexit preparedness pages.

We've also set up a public facing Get Ready for Brexit webpage for residents and businesses.