Wednesday 7 August 2019 / 8:50 AM Andrew Gwynne / Local Government

Local Government shut out from crucial Brexit preparations – Andrew Gwynne

Labour has raised concerns that Local Government will not have a seat on the government’s EU Exit Operations Committee.

14 out of 23 Cabinet ministers have been chosen by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to attend the committee. New Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, will not be present shutting out Local Government from crucial Brexit preparations.

Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Andrew Gwynne MP, said:

“Once again, Government claims to be supporting our councils with Brexit preparations ring hollow.

“Local Government is responsible for the delivery of social care, public health services, as well as the local services that people rely on – it is unthinkable that the Government fails to see how these services could be hit by a No-Deal Brexit.

“The Government has no new ideas to address the cliff-edge that councils are facing. This Conservative Government is only interested in looking after the super-rich and cannot be trusted to fund the local services we all rely on.”