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Resilience and preparedness: the Welsh Government’s administrative and financial response to Brexit


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.


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

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

First published: 26/09/2017





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