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The LGA Briefing on 3 October provides an update on the role councils are playing in negotiating Britain’s exit from the EU. Please see the update below including relevant links:

A lot has happened since our last briefing. The Government announced eight Brexit related Bills, the negotiations began in earnest and the Government have published a series of a policy papers outlining their vision for Brexit.

Throughout the summer the LGA has been proactively addressing the various developments and identifying those issues which matter to councils. You can see below for a brief recap of the last few months as well as a breakdown of our current key work areas.

Recently the four leaders of the UK local government associations also met with DExEU Ministers in Whitehall to discuss the risks and opportunities of Brexit for local government. These meetings are our 'seat around the table' and will continue on a quarterly basis so that we can make sure your voices continue to be heard.

Brexit will occupy more and more of both the Government's and Parliament's time over the coming political year. We'll be keeping a particularly close eye on the EU Withdrawal Bill which recently passed its second reading in the Commons unamended (our briefing can be found here). We'll be keeping you up to date as the Bill progresses through Parliament and as new Bills are introduced.

As we continue to engage with Whitehall on your behalf, we'll also be renewing our new call for evidence to hear how the negotiation process impacts your areas locally. Details of this will be coming shortly, but in the meantime please see here for our previous call. 
Lord Porter of Spalding CBE  Chairman, Local Government Association
Mark Lloyd Chief Executive, Local Government Association

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