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How is the Welsh Government preparing for Brexit?

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Background

The External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee agreed to look at how the public sector and businesses in Wales were preparing for Brexit. The resilience and preparedness of the public and private sectors in Wales was raised in a number of the Committee’s previous inquiries.

Terms of reference

The purpose of the inquiry was to examine:

  • the Welsh Government’s internal administrative and financial response to Brexit; and
  • how the Welsh Government supported public services, higher education, third sector and economic sectors to prepare for exiting the European Union.

 

Evidence gathering

 

As part of our inquiry, the Committee launched a consultation and held a number evidence sessions to inform the Committee’s work.

 

On Monday 6 November, the Committee visited stakeholders in Swansea, Llanelli and Caerleon. This was in order to look at how the public sector and businesses in Wales are preparing for Brexit. Read the reports from the Swansea and Llanelli (PDF, 259KB) visit and the Caerleon (PDF, 64KB) visit.

 

Report

 

The Committee published its report ‘How is the Welsh Government preparing for Brexit?’ (PDF, 744KB) on Monday 5 February.

 

On the day the report was published, David Rees AM, Chair of the Committee, said:

 

“Sectors and organisations are looking to the Welsh Government for leadership and it is imperative that they are able to start making their own plans for life outside the EU.

 

“We are calling on the Welsh Government to give a stronger steer to these sectors to ensure we are all set on the same path when we leave at the end of the negotiations.”

 

Response to the report

 

The Welsh Government laid its response (PDF, 218KB) to the report on 12 April 2018. The report and Welsh Government response was debated in Plenary on 18 April 2018.

 

Keeping in touch

 

If you'd like to know more about the work of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee, please view its homepage, follow its Twitter account or contact the team that supports the Committee at SeneddEAAL@assembly.wales

 

 The Committee sends a regular Brexit Update email. If you'd like to receive this in your inbox, please email SeneddEAAL@assembly.wales to request this.

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

First published: 26/09/2017

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