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Brexit and West Cheshire

On 23 June 2016 a majority of people within the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union following a nationwide referendum. Nationally 51.9 per cent of voters opted to leave the EU, and 48.9 per cent voted to remain.

As a result of this vote, the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union at 11pm on Friday 12 April 2019.

In Cheshire West and Chester, the result was 50.7 per cent voting to remain, and 49.3 per cent voting to leave, with 193,537 votes cost across the borough.

Information for residents and businesses

This decision to leave the European Union will impact upon a number of industries in the borough, and will also affect residents across west Cheshire. Cheshire West and Chester Council is keen to be proactive in addressing the potential impact of Brexit.

On these pages residents and businesses will find information on the steps that you can make over the coming weeks ahead of exit day.  You will also find information on the work that the Council has been doing to prepare for Brexit.

Latest news on Brexit and the Brexit process

A UK Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU were endorsed by the European Council in November 2018.

The House of Commons must vote to approve the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration before the Withdrawal Agreement can be approved and enter into force.

Keep up-to-date with the latest Brexit news

The Government publishes guidance on Brexit.

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