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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 and subsequent extension agreements, the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union 31 January 2020.

In Cheshire West and Chester, the result was 50.7 per cent voting to leave, and 49.3 per cent voting to remain, 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

The UK is due to leave the European Union on 31 January 2020. A Brexit deal has been agreed in principle with the EU.

Both the UK and the EU need to approve and sign the withdrawal agreement. They will then start to negotiate new arrangements. There would be a transition period to prepare for new rules.

The UK could still leave with no deal if the withdrawal agreement is not approved by 31 January 2020, or at the end of a transition period.

Keep up-to-date with the latest Brexit news

The Government publishes guidance on Brexit.

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