Decision details

Remain in H&F - our response to Brexit

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

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