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Brexit preparedness funding (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Leonie Cooper Leonie Cooper Labour

How will the £272,909 Brexit preparedness funding for the GLA be spent?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The GLA and London Resilience Forum have already incurred substantive costs for Brexit preparation work. The GLA has appointed a lead Brexit officer to lead on the coordination of these activities. In the last 12 months we have supported the Government to prepare for a no deal Brexit twice – in March and October 2019 – through the London Resilience Forum’s work. We have ensured businesses and EU Londoners received support during this uncertain period through initiatives like my Brexit Business Resource Hub and EU Londoners Hub. My officers have also coordinated detailed updates, required weekly, from partner agencies in the London Resilience Forum to the Government departments on Brexit preparedness issues and worked with stakeholders across London to plan for Brexit. We expect the funding to be utilised in full on the cost of staffing these activities in 2018/19 and 2019/20.