Mike Rumbles commends Angus Council Brexit proofing

Angus Council will be prepared for Brexit now that a cross-party motion supported by Liberal Democrat Councillor Ben Lawrie has passed in a full meeting of the Council. The motion called for an officer group to identify the effect of Brexit on Angus Council and the economy of Angus.

Other councils have already taken this step, preparing themselves based on up-to-the-minute information as opposed to waiting until the last minute. The motion lists some of the areas which will be affected such as: care homes, access to funding, NHS provision as well as the impact on local industry.


Liberal Democrat Councillor Ben Lawrie of Monifieth and Sidlaw seconded the motion at a full meeting of the Angus Council on Thursday.


Mr Rumbles said: “Bracing for the Brexit body blow is not an act of desperation, it is what is right to keep our most vulnerable housed, our industries flourishing and youngsters educated.


“I commend this motion and am pleased a majority of Angus councillors voted in favour. I would also heavily recommend other councils across the country do the same.”


Ben Lawrie said: “Brexit is full of unknowns. It is only right to ensure any adverse effects to people are mitigated and the sooner this is done the better.


“I would like to see Angus Council leading the country in preparing for Brexit. I am pleased my fellow councillors voted with me on Thursday.”



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