Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Presents a policy statement on Brexit for agreement by Cabinet and summarises the potential negative outcomes and the mitigating actions being put in place.
Reasons for Urgency:
Awaiting clarification and updates on the national political situation before presenting the report to Cabinet for approval.
1. That Cabinet agrees the adoption of the following policy statement: H&F Council is opposed to Brexit and will do everything in its power to promote the benefits of the UK remaining in the European Union and to seek a People’s Vote on any Brexit deal, with an option to remain. We will continue to take positive action to ensure that all EU citizens feel welcome in Hammersmith & Fulham and do all we can to encourage them to remain in our borough.
2. That the Leader appoints a Lead Member for Stopping Brexit.
3. That in the event that the UK leaves the EU, H&F Council will do everything it reasonably can to mitigate the risks of negative impacts on EU citizens living and working in the borough, and on Hammersmith & Fulham residents and businesses in the borough.
Report author: Peter Smith
Publication date: 08/10/2019
Date of decision: 07/10/2019
Decided at meeting: 07/10/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 11/10/2019