At its meeting last night (Thursday 14 March), East Dunbartonshire Council confirmed that planning and contingencies arrangements in relation to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union were in hand.
Planning is underway across local government in Scotland through existing civil contingency networks and discussions have also taken place locally through the Community Planning Partnership.
Joint Council Leader Vaughan Moody said, "Whilst we have no control over the national negotiations in relation to the UK withdrawal from the European Union it is right that we consider and prepare as far as we can for the potential impact through our normal civil contingency arrangements. We are supporting the EU nationals in our workforce and would encourage all EU nationals in East Dunbartonshire to be aware of the EU settlement scheme plans – details of which are on the gov.uk website."
Joint Council Leader Andrew Polson added, "In addition to being prepared ourselves, we are encouraging our local businesses to be aware of any potential impacts on them. Our Council website has information signposting them to the toolkits and information available on the UK Government and Scottish Government websites for guidance and advice."
Visit https://www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/residents/brexit for more information.