On 23 June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union in a referendum.
On 29 March 2017 the UK triggered Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon which started the process of withdrawal from the EU, commonly referred to as Brexit.
- Official up to date information can be found on Parliament’s Brexit website.
- Department for Exiting the European Union is responsible for overseeing negotiations to leave the EU.
- Prepare for the EU Exit is the official GOV.UK website offering advice for businesses and citizens.
- Advice from GOV.UK in the event of a no deal exit.
- The House of Commons Library publishes impartial research and analysis, including on Brexit.
- The Heart of the South West Growth Hub has a collection of resources to support businesses.
We are working closely with all our local partners to prepare for Brexit and to help everyone in the Bay deal with the situation, whatever the final outcome.
Our main concern is always to ensure continued help and support for the most vulnerable people and families in our communities and we have strong and effective contingency plans in place.
We also aim to do all we can to help support local people, businesses and communities to prepare to deal with any issues that may arise and to be ready to make the most of any potential opportunities.
We will continue to work with the Government to help develop and deliver their national contingency arrangements and to share local issues and concerns or fight Torbay’s corner whenever it is needed.