Hertfordshire County Council is stepping up its own preparations for a number of outcomes to the UK-EU negotiations - including a ‘No Deal’ Brexit.

Under the Civil Contingencies Act, the County Council is responsible for working in collaboration to support the County’s response to, and recovery from, potential incidents, which include any disruptions following Brexit.

Key services are being reviewed on a weekly basis by a senior group of Council Officers, and the County Council is working alongside partners such as the Police and Health in preparing for Brexit.

David Williams, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, said: “As Brexit debates continue, the County Council’s preparations for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and a possible no deal Brexit are well underway.

“I want to take this opportunity to reassure residents that we have identified specific issues that could arise across a number of our core public services and have action plans to respond to the highest impact and most urgent issues if they do occur. We are continuing to monitor the situation and update our plans on a weekly basis.”