EU Impact Study Proposal
At the January South Cambs council meeting, Liberal Democrat councillors argued for a study of the impact of Brexit on Cambridgeshire, building on the recent work done in London and Scotland.
This study, to be done in collaboration with other local bodies, would inform and help residents and businesses in planning for our probable exit from the EU.
Given the short amount of remaining time of the Article 50 process, we believe it is important that this happens now, so people have sufficient time to plan for the future.
It is also vital that this happens now so that an understanding of how Cambridgeshire's businesses, institutions and citizens, are exposed to particular risk can be fed back to the government who must understand the impact their decisions will have upon our region.
Unfortunately, the majority Conservative group claimed that such a study would be better done later in the year when we know more about how the withdrawal negotiations are going.
The proposal was not passed, but we will continue to pursue this important issue.