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.

Our preparations

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.