To receive an update from the Director of Finance on the Brexit Risk for Local Authorities.
RECEIVED the report from the Director of Law and Governance presenting the Initial Brexit Risk Register/
1. The report was presented by Gemma Young (Head of Internal Audit & Risk Management). This was the initial Brexit risk register developed by the Brexit Panel, which is chaired by Councillor Daniel Anderson, Deputy Leader of the Council.
2. The register aims to capture the risks of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit from day 1 – day 100 and is a limited list for that reason. The department has got larger risk registers which are more long term but this was very much the immediate requisite.
3. As detailed at Appendix A (pages 5 – 7) of the report, there were 9 risks detailed within the register.
4. The following questions and queries raised in response to the report:
a. Councillor David-Sanders comments that he was pleased to see that the membership of the Brexit Panel had been extended to include Citizen Advice Bureau’s, local business & commerce, which was very re-assuring.
AGREED to note the risks recorded in the initial Brexit risk register.